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The Beginnings of Butler College Lee Burns
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Monticello George A. Schumacher
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BU I LER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY
Vol. XV APRIL, 1926 No. 1
THE BEGINNINGS OF BUTI.ER COLLEGE
By Lee Burns
A characteristic of the American people has been their con-
stant interest in the cause of education. In a record made in
1636 by the founders of Harvard, it was said: "One of the
things we longed for and looked after was to advance posterity,
dreading to leave an illiterate ministry to the churches after our
present ministry shall be in the dust."
With the development of the territory west of the AUeghanies,
the settlers soon realized the importance of providing educational
facilities that would be accessible to their own people. They
knew that successful self-government must be intelligent govern-
ment and, although there was little wealth in the new settlements,
efforts vvere soon made for the establishment of schools and col-
This work was carried on in most instances through the
churches. Their leaders recognized the need of scholarly men in
the ministry and also realized that they could make no greater
gift to mankind than an opportunity for education.
In Indiana the members of tlie Christian or Disciples Church
took an early interest in the advancement of education. Alex-
ander Campbell, the founder of the Church, had been an able
advocate of good schools. In the Virginia Constitutional Con-
vention he had urgrri a provision for free popular education;
later he founded Bethany College, of which he was president
until his death ; and his views in regard to the importance of edu-
cational institutions had great influence.
A definite movement for the establishment of a college in In-
diana was made at a state meeting held at Flat Rock in 1848.
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At that time Hanover and Wabash had been founded by the
Presbyterians, Depauw by the Methodists, and Franklin by the
Baptists, and at this meeting it was resolved to be "the duty of
the Christian Brotherhood in Indiana to proceed to found and
endow a college."
The educational facilities in Indiana at that time were meagre.
The census of 1840 had shown that one-seventh of the adult popu-
lation of the state were unable to read and write, and there was
urgent need for schools, colleges, and well trained teachers. There
was no uniform system of common schools, nor any general taxa-
tion for their support, and the private schools and county semi-
naries that had been established were good, bad, or indifferent,
depending upon the ability of the individual teachers.
Yet, it was a period of intellectual activity, and attempts were
constantly being made to systematize and improve the schools.
Such friends of education as Caleb Mills of Crawfordsville, Ovid
Butler, and his law partner, Calvin Fletcher, of Indianapolis,
and Daniel Reed, of Bloomington, had begun their great cam-
paign for a public school system, and in 1847 there had been held
in Indianapolis the first of a series of public meetings to provide
for a general convention of the friends of education. The chair-
man of this meeting was Ovid Butler, and among those active in
the movement were such able men as Isaac Blackford and Henry
Ovid Butler at once took an active interest in the movement to
establish a college under the auspices of the Christian Church,
of which he was a member. He had lived in Indianapolis since
the early thirties, had been connected with every forward move-
ment of the little community, and was passionately devoted to
the cause of education, to which he gave, freely and whole-heart-
edly, the greater part of his life.
The problem of a location for the proposed college was difficult
to decide. Citizens of Rush county urged that it be located
there, members of the Church at Bedford offered to subscribe
$10,000 if the school were built within a mile of their public square,
The Beginnings of Butler College 5
while others were in favor of a location nearer the center of the
At the next annual meeting, the secretary reported that a can-
vass of the churches had been taken which showed that they wanted
a college and that a large majority preferred Indianapolis as a loca-
tion. After some discussion it was resolved : ' ' That a Northwest-
em Christian University be founded at Indianapolis, as soon as a
sufficient amount of funds can be raised to commence it, and that a
committee of seven be appointed to take preliminary steps in ref-
erence to the founding and endowment of such an institution. ' '
Within a few months this committee, of which Ovid Butler was
a member, had gone before the legislature and secured a special
charter, whose broad and liberal provisions, that reflect the spirit
of the founders of the school, have often been quoted.
To found a college, and to endow and maintain it, are two very
different things. Many ambitious educational projects that were
started with fine enthusiasm have fallen by the wayside for lack
of funds. However, the committee in charge of the new university
began at once a campaign to raise by the sale of stock a minimum
sum of $75,000, one-third of which, as provided in the charter, was
to go into a building fund, and the balance was to be set aside as
endowment. The interest on the stock was to be payable in tuition.
John O'Kane, a man of energy and ability, was appointed spe-
cial agent and by July, 1852, when the first Board of Directors was
elected and the corporation formally organized, he was able to
report that he had sold over $75,000 worth of stock.
After a number of sites had been suggested and voted upon, the
location chosen was one offered by Mr. Butler on a wooded tract of
about twenty-five acres adjoining the Butler homestead near
the edge of Indianapolis, at what is now the corner
of Thirteenth street and College avenue. Plans for the
college building were prepared by William Tinsley, an
architect then living in Cincinnati. Mr. Tinsley had de-
signed a number of important public buildings and was at one
time president of the National Association of Architects. Christ
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Church, Indianapolis, is a surviving example of his work. Con-
tracts were let for the west wing, the only portion of the original
design that was ever built, and Mr. Tinsley moved to Indianapolis
to superintend its construction. It was completed in 1855.
There had been no free public schools in Indianapolis until the
year 1853, when the first free schools were opened for a session of
two months. There were a few private schools of varying degrees of
merit, but in order to have the students properly prepared for a
course in the new college, it was thought necessary to open a
Preparatory school, and in May, 1853, this department of the col-
lege began in the St. Mary's Seminary building, near the center of
town with R. K. Krout, of Crawfordsville, as instructor. This pre-
paratory department, which was enlarged from time to time, was
continued for many years, until the development of adequate high
schools rendered it unnecessary.
The college itself was opened on the first day of November, 1855,
and was dedicated with considerable ceremony. The principal ad-
dress was made by Horace Mann, the great educational liberal, who
had, two years before, been made the first president of Antioch
College. Other addresses were made in the chapel by Allen R.
Benton, John Young, and Samuel K. Hoshour, and special exercises
were also held at Masonic Hall, as the college chapel was not large
enough to hold the crowd of citizens and distingTiished visitors.
Horace Mann was intensely interested in this new school, which
represented so many of his own educational ideas. Three years
later he was elected by the board of directors as president of the
college, with which office was to be combined the duties of pro-
fessor of ethics and moral philosophy. In a letter advising him of
his selection, and urging his acceptance, Mr. Butler expressed
regret that the salary must of necessity be small, but also ventured
to hope that ''the advantages of this position, to a man of your
enlarged philanthropy, may be regarded as an equivalent for the
deficiency. ' '
After some consideration, Mr. Mann declined the offer because
of his obligations to Antioch College, which was then struggling
The Beginnings of Butler College 7
The selection of Mr. Mami for the presidency is evidence of the
liberal spirit of the first board of directors of the college. Al-
though he was a member of a different religious body, his inspiring
ideas in regard to the methods and purposes of education were in
full accord with their own.
The faculty, at the opening of the school in 1855, consisted of
John Young, professor of natural science and law; Allen R. Ben-
ton, professor of ancient languages and literature ; George W. Hoss,
professor of mathematics and civil engineering; J. R. Challen,
professor of English, and L. H. Jameson, assistant professor. They
were scholarly men and able teachers.
During the first year there were over one hundred students. The
first graduation class, of three members, was that of 1856. One
member of this class, Mrs. Nancy Burns from West Virginia, after-
wards Mrs. A. M. Atkinson, was one of the first women in America
to graduate from a college that admitted both men and women.
Until within the last century there had been no colleges that
provided for the education of women. As there came to be a
demand from them for greater opportunities, separate schools had
been opened, notable ones being the seminary at jMount Holyoke,
and the school founded by Emma Wiilard at Troy. At Oberlin
Institute, there was a preparatory department for women, and
Oberlin afterwards received women into its classes on substantially
the same terms as men. The Northwestern Christian University
was, however, among the first of the institutions of college standing
in the United States to offer the same advantages to women as to
The college authorities seem to have been puzzled as to how to
describe the degrees offered to women. In some of the early cata-
logues it was said that upon the completion by the women students
of the "female collegiate course", which required only three years,
the degree of Mistress of Science would be conferred and that upon
completion of the "male collegiate course" of four years, there
would be conferred the degree of Mistress of Arts.
This co-educational experiment, so unusual at the time, must have
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caused considerable comment. The college announcements spoke of
the regulations that required the young ladies, during the recita-
tion hours, to be under the immediate care of the "lady professor"
and permitted them during those hours to meet students of the
other sex only in the recitation rooms. The belief was announced
that, "with only the restrictions demanded by propriety, the asso-
ciation of the sexes in the collegiate career will greatly promote
the social, moral and intellectual culture of each."
The university was also among the first to abandon the old rigid
courses of study and permit students to elect the subject best
suited to their needs. The first catalogue announced that "those
who did not wish the full classical course would be permitted, with
the consent of their parents or guardians, to pass through the
schools of mathematics, natural sciences, and ethics, and receive
the degree of Bachelor of Science". This elective system, now
in such general use, was then a decided innovation that had been
tried only at Brown University and at Bethany.
Writing of those early days when he was a student, John H.
Holliday said: "A great thing was being done, the evoking of a
great and beneficent force that should pervade the lives of many
generations, exert an incalculable influence upon the community
and the commonwealth and touch distant lands. It was the begin-
ning of an institution that would instill high purposes in the hearts
and minds of men and women and fill them with a courage to
live life bravely and serviceably. "
Another student, writing of those early college years, has said :
"The contact of the boy with the faculty was principally with
Professors Hoshour, Benton, Hoss and Brown. Professor Hoshour,
ranked in age, seemed indeed quite elderly. He deserved credit
for his intellectual strength and attainments; and was a faithful
and helpful teacher.
"The other three professors were good men and true: Brown
sometimes abstracted, but strongly practical with a large store of
useful information; Hoss nervous and oratorical; Benton, calm,
always master of his subject, clear in setting it forth, and sue-
The Beginnings of Butler College 9
cessful in making it attractive; the best scholar and educator of
Mr. Benton came to Indiana seven years before the college was
established and had founded in Rush county the academy of Fair-
view, an admirable classical school with high standards. Another
distinguished teacher, William M. Thrasher, who soon became a
member of the faculty, also came from Fairview Academy, which
has aptly been called the "cradle of Butler College."
Each year the number of students increased. The catalogue
of 1859 shows the number that year, including those in the pre-
paratory department, to have been 265. Mr. Holliday says : *'We
soon learned to address the teachers as 'Professor', and in turn
to be addressed as 'gentlemen', not 'boys'. The object of going
to college was to get an education, not to have fun. There was
nothing else to go for. There were no sports, no glee clubs, no
rival fraternities, no social distractions to divert one from the
main issue. Therefore, most of the students were in deadly earnest
and worked hard."
However, the minutes of the faculty meetings, that have been
kept year after year, show that the problems and details of college
management are much the same from one generation to another.
In an old record of fifty years ago, interspersed with plans for
the arrangement of recitations and courses of study, are occasional
reports of discipline of students for hazing and other infractions
of the college rules. On one occasion two meetings of the faculty
were required to determine who had put red pepper on the stove
in one of the class rooms. The records show that the culprit was
detected and severely censured and the dignity of the faculty
While there were no intercollegiate athletics, as we know them
today, yet the game of baseball was played at the college as far
back as the seventies. Both the faculty and the students would
play. Harvey W. Wiley, who was then a member of the faculty,
took a great interest in the game and David Starr Jordan is re-
membered not only as an able teacher but as a great first baseman.
In an old time ordinance, for the "Government and Police of
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the University", adopted in 1856, it was provided that "the stu-
dent do not bring, or use upon said premises, any fire arms, dirk,
bowie-knife, or any other kind of deadly weapon". While there
is no evidence that such a regulation was necessary, it was included
in the catalogue each year for twenty-five years or more. It was
also provided that "the marriage of any student, during the term
times, shall be regarded as sufficient reason for the disconnection
of such student Vvith the institution during the balance of the
The Civil war caused the attendance at the college to decrease.
Each year the numbers grew less and less, until in 1863 there
was but one graduate. But there were no less than one hundred
and eighty-four of the students enlisted in the Union army,
eighteen of whom died in service. Tuition was made free to any
young man permanently disabled in the army.
The limited financial resources of the college in those days is
shown by the fact that the highest salary paid to a professor
was nine hundred dollars a year and the salary of the president
was only one thousand dollars. Yet the faculty included teachers
of marked ability who Vvere devoted to their work and willing to
accept meagre compensation in order that the school might carry
on. This same condition existed at many other colleges. Times
were hard and money for endowment was very difficult to secure.
After the war, the attendance increased little by little until,
by 1870, there were 345 students, and at that time there were
twenty members of the faculty. During that year the Law school
was established as a separate department, although a law class
had been maintained in the college from the first, and the Demia
Butler Chair of English literature was endowed by Ovid Butler
in memory of his daughter, who had been the first woman to be
graduated from the full classical course of the college. It was
provided that this professorship should always be held by a woman.
This was the first English department established in an Indiana
college, the second being the one at Wabash.
The first to hold the new chair was Catharine Merrill, a teacher
The Beginnings of Butler College 11
of rare ability, beloved by all who knew her. She was the second
woman to hold a position on the faculty of an American college,
the first having been Maria Mitchell, professor of astronomy of
Vassar. Under the direction of Miss INIerrill, the English depart-
ment soon became one that had an influence extending far and
wide. Her scholarship and breadth of view were recognized by
such men as Charles Eliot Norton and Edward Everett Hale and
she was in correspondence with them and with many other leading
educators of the country, all of whom were intensely interested
in her work. She introduced into her classroom the lecture sys-
tem, then a decided innovation, and Andrew D. White wrote ask-
ing her opinion and advice before adopting it at Cornell.
At about this same time a chair in Greek language and literature
was endowed by Jeremy xVnderson, of Missouri, and was first
held by John 0. Hopkins, an able and forceful teacher who in-
sisted that every student who entered his classes should work at
all times to the best of his ability.
With the increase in attendance during the early seventies, the
college became urgently in need of money. The growth of the
city had made the campus a valuable piece of ground and it was
suggested to the directors that it be subdivided and sold, and the
school moved to a new location. Two sites were considered, one
at Carter's station, six miles northeast of town, where forty acres
of ground and a considerable sum of money were offered, and the
other a tract of twenty-five acres, west of the new suburb of
Irvington, with which there was also offered a bonus.
The Irvington offer was accepted, a new building was begun,
and while the panic of 1873 retarded both the sale of the old
campus and collection of subscriptions, the college was able to
move to the new location by the fall term of 1875. The removal
of the college to Irvington did not have the approval of Ovid
Butler, who not only had an affection for the original site, but felt
that the school would be more accessible and of greater service at
that location. Yet he never swerved in his loyalty nor ceased to
give it his attention and financial aid.
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In recognition of the many benefactions of Ovid Butler the
name of the institution was changed in 1877 to Butler University,
a university of which the present school of liberal arts, known as
Butler College, is but a part. This change of name was a fitting trib-
ute to a truly great citizen. The name of Ovid Butler rightfully
tal^es its place with those of James Blair, Benjamin Rush, Horace
Mann, and those other great Americans who spent the best part
of their lives in devoted and unremitting labor in advancing the
work of education. He was largely responsible for the founding
of Butler and he gave to it of both his time and his fortune. For
many years he was president of the board of directors and the old
records of the board, written by him in painstaking detail, show
the wisdom and energy with which its affairs were directed.
Among the great teachers who have been at Butler were Allen
R. Benton, Samuel K. Hoshour, Abraham C. Shortridge, William
M. Thrasher, Catharine Merrill, Harriet Noble, Byron K. Elliott,
Harvey "W. Wiley, Scot Butler, David Starr Jordan, Melville
B. Anderson, Demarchus C. Brown, and Oliver P. Hay. Truly a
Mr. Benton, who helped to found the college, and who served
as the president for many years, resigned in 1866 to open the
University of Nebraska. Eight years later he returned to Butler
to remain until his retirement in 1900. It is interesting to know
that this early president of Butler was a graduate of Bethany
College and that the present president of Bethany is a graduate
of Butler College.
THE COLLEGE CHAPEL
Demakchus C. Brown
At all meetings connected with the Founders' Day program Dean Putnam,
in the absence of President Aley, was presiding officer. The soloist on Sunday
afternoon in the chapel was JNIrs. Roy Metzger, of Lebanon; the Butler Col-
lege Hymn, written by Mrs. Wesenberg, was simg by a quartet of students
consisting of Miss Helen Payne, Miss Mildred Johns, Mr. Paul Fink, Mr.
Joseph Gremelspacher. The invocation was pronounced by Dean George W.
Brown of the College of Missions and the benediction by Rev. George W. Alli-
son of the Irvington Presbyterian Church. The Founders' Day address was
made by Dr. Ralph Emerson Heilman, Dean of School of Commerce, North-
western University, and may be given later to the readers of the QUAR-
TERLY, it is hoped.
There is some risk in quoting a classical writer in the modem
college, but I '11 venture a line from Horace, because it is immortal
and because it fits this occasion. You remember (of course you
do) the poet, as he speaks of what he has written, says ''Exegi
monumentum aere perennius" — "I have built a monument more
lasting than bronze. ' ' Bronze and stone are enduring — they with-
stand the ravages of time and the rust of decay. The Pyramids
seem indestructible. The Parthenon and the Propylaeum have
stood in their majesty and their beauty in spite of decay and
gunshot, and still charm the world.
Many ideas of men are not equal to "the dignity of bronze
and the peace of marble." Men must and ought to found things
for the joy and the betterment of their fellow human beings.
What shall they found? A home, a city, a government, a library,
a gallery, a well by the side of the road because they love men
(to quote again from a greater than Horace), a poem, a book, a
school? Yes, all of these. These may last longer than bronze
and stone. The Psalms may be more enduring than the founda-
tions of the Temple ; a line from Homer more vital than the walls
of the Parthenon. When men build with the bronze of noble
ideas and the stone of helpfulness to the world, the structure
built will be too strong to be pulled down.
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This meeting today is to celebrate the founding and honor the
founders of a school, a place of learning and scholarship, which
acquirements were very meagre in that day three-fourths of a
century ago, and sad to say not any too great now nor even very
highly regarded by the mass. They were far-seeing men, the
present Avas not enough for them, they longed for educated men
and women in all ranks of life, and to quote the great words on
the Harvard gate, they "dreaded to leave behind an ignorant
ministry." The charter asked for and granted to them is broad
enough to educate students in all the arts and sciences and in the
deepest and best sense. I quote :
"An institution- of learning of the highest class for the educa-
tion of the youth of all parts of the United States, and especially
of the states of the Northwest ; to establish in said institution de-
partments or colleges for the instruction of the students in every
branch of liberal and professional education; to educate and pre-
pare suitable teachers for the common schools of the country; and
for the promotion of the sciences and arts. ' '
There were four other church schools in Indiana when this one
was started. The "Northwest" was far away from the center of
education and learning in those days. It moved afterwards to
the great Northwest. It was real enough, however, to first copy
the name given — Northwestern Christian University. In 1848, at
Flatrock, Rush county, a meeting was held and it was declared
to be the duty of the Church of the Disciples to found and
endow a college. In 1847 Ovid Butler had presided at a meeting
which was in favor of improved facilities for schooling. At the
next sitting of the Legislature the charter was granted. In July,
1852, John O'Kane, special agent, reported more than $75,000
subscribed. As usual, there was rivalry about the location. Rush
county, Lawrence county, and Marion county wanted it. The
result of course you know.
Other names besides those mentioned above must not be forgot-
ten: Elijah Goodwin, George Campbell, Ambrose D. Hamrick,
Milton B. Hopkins, J. B. New, L. H. Jameson, Paris C. Dunning,
Founders' Day 15
A. B. Cole — whose names along with others appear in the incor-
William Tinsley, the architect, completed the building in 1855.
November 1, 1855, the first session was held. Men and women were
admitted. The Faculty was A. R. Benton, John Young, S. K.
Hoshour, and George W. Hoss. I wonder if there are many here
who have any personal interest or recollection of any of these
men. Of the fine scholar and gentleman, Benton, there are many
in this room who bless the memory. He was an instructor and a
colleague of mine for many years. Peace to his beautiful spirit!
And S. K. Hoshour — who ever saw him can forget him? If per-
sonal knowledge is absent, then read ''Altisonant Letters" and
learn about him, and something about words, too. These are men-
tioned because as teachers they helped to found this College. Cath-
arine Merrill began in those early days. Who can ever forget
her? And later on, 0. A. Burgess, John 0. Hopkins, W. M.
Thrasher, Scot Butler?
I remember when a Senior standing at the old pump at the
northwest corner of this building (Why did we destroy that
pump ? ) when John 'Kane came downstairs from a meeting and
asked me to pump him a drink. He looked like one of the Apos-
tles to me. After he had satisfied himself he said: "I have
pumped for others all my life, now I suppose it is time for you
youngsters to pump for me." It was an awful blow to me, a
Senior, to be called a "youngster" — but it was good for me.
These people, I believe, were building for the future. They
loved and appreciated learning and scholarship — tolerant scholar-
ship, without which a school were better not founded.
Did you ever see a foundation go to pieces before the upper
courses of stone are built upon it? There is something inex-
pressibly sad about it. To dig deep and then see ruin and desola-
tion before a superstructure appears. Blessed be the founder
who lives to see and enjoy the completion of the foundation he
has laid, of whom it cannot be said — "He has failed." Some-
times the blessing does not come because his sucxiesors fail. They
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do not grasp the purpose of the originator; they are petty, or
small-minded; they lack vision; they live narrowly and think, if
at all, dogmatically, or are on ''Main Street" and never get, off
of it. These ruin a founder's work.
It is a joy to us that founders do not always complete their
work. It leaves something for us. We must share their work.
May I state the opposite of the thesis now under discussion?
There must be destroyers as well as builders. It is better to
destroy at times, maybe not completely, but in part. It is not
easy to tear down, nor is it safe. Jesus was both a builder and a
destroyer. Bigotry and hate He strove to destroy. We have never
built up in beauty and glory and majesty what He founded. Will
In our local institution here have we completed what the foun-
ders laid down? We students, alumni, teachers and friends, have
we the same ideals of scholarship? Do we have the vision they
had? Dare we ask ourselves these questions? Do we ever reach
our ideals? Perhaps not. Perhaps if we did we would stop
developing. We want not only ancestors, but heirs. If we are
the right kind of heirs we will also be ancestors. They as an-
cestors and founders laid the foundation. We as heirs must put
up the building, keep enlarging and improving it. The founders
were not satisfied — it were deadly to be complacently content.
They had no spirit of boasting. They could not see the whole
structure, but they hoped we would do some building. We ought
to ask ourselves if we are building.
Don't you recall Housman's verses when the young man, as he
gazed at the statue, was dissatisfied?
"Courage, lad, 'tis not for long;
Stand, quit you like stone, be strong.
And I stepped out in flesh and bone.
Manful like the man of stone."
I mean, there are foundations not of stone, but they can be
made so, even as the Parthenon or the Pyramids.
Personally, I would like to continue the work of the founders.
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enlarge it, improve it, glorify it, keep on pumping for others. I
want the College to be known for sheer love of learning, a love
that neither engulfing rain, nor cold north wind, nor the innumer-
able ranks of years, nor the flight of time, can destroy. Thus
will the dream of the founders be realized.
It is regretted that all the good speeches, with Dr. Putnam's happy intro-
ductions, can not here be given, but space forbids. The announcements made
by Mr. John W. Atherton were climax to an unusually delightful program and
all guests departed cheered by the report of financial gain, by the statement
that building operations will begin in earnest in June, and by the vision as
thrown on the screen of beautiful structures in stone of collegiate Gothic
design. Music for the evening was furnished by the Claypool Trio and by
Miss Helen Payne, as soloist.
Dr. W. a. Shullengerger, new pastor of the Central Christian
Church: It has been a joy to us to taste the fine hospitality of In-
dianapolis in the last ten days, to become acquainted with your in-
stitution and to mingle with groups who exhibit such friendship and
fellowship as this. Personally, I count it a great joy to come
from a university atmosphere in the city of Des Moines, from the
church that really was the mother of Drake University, and to
have the privilege of being with this group, celebrating the seventy-
first anniversary of Butler University. The air we breathe tonight
seems to be a familiar air, a congenial air, and to my own heart
a very precious atmosphere.
There is a peculiar significance in a meeting such as this that
was not so noticeable ten years ago. Today people are talking
education, more education, more and better education. One of
the great educators of England said before the war that if one
wished to enroll a boy in one of the English institutions it must
be done four or five years in advance. Today they say he must
be enrolled when he is bom. The same thing is true of American
institutions — it is more education, more education, and better edu-
cation. And where will you go for a finer type of education than
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to such institutions as you represent tonight — an institution that
has behind it academic standards and fine traditions — a great her-
itage which enables you to render great service for this com-
It takes one generation to prove the worth of an institution, but
in the second generation comes the hour when the alumni ought
to reveal their fine fidelity to the school by putting forth their
energy and ability to make it a success. Tonight we have that
second generation, and this part of the country is looking to you
folk to make good the last statement in this song we have here,
"The Gallery of Memory", where he speaks of the scholars of
Butler setting the pace. We of the IMiddle West have felt that
way about you for a long time. Butler has a very fine standing
over beyond the Mississippi River, and I say to you of the alumni
that you have a great responsibility resting upon you, as graduates
of the institution, to put your shoulders to the task of raising to
the nth power the statement in this second stanza of your song,
because, friends of Butler University, if there is any strength in a
university it must come from the alumni. Especially is that true
of a church school. What the State tax is to a State school, the
alumni have to be to a church school. Many people have the er-
roneous notion that the tuition of the students pays for the school.
It never can do it. We have to depend on the constituency of the
colleges and universities, the fine men and women who, after com-
ing out of college have the joy of sending their children through
the same institution, perhaps under the same teachers — and who
consider it an investment in life — an investment of means and
energy and consecration.
May I, as a rank outsider, bring the greetings of the university
world just yonder beyond the great river to Butler University, with
the hope that our contacts may become closer and our understand-
ing of one another in the bonds of friendship more intimate in
the future days.
Judge James A. Collins of the City Endowment Committee:
I have served on the City Committee since the organization of
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that group for the purpose of making possible in Indianapolis a
larger Butler College. I do not know just what my friend, Homer
McKee, has in mind when he suggested the need for Indianapolis
to be a city of a million people. I do not know that I agree with
the need for it, with what I go through every day. But I am
tremendously interested in the City of Indianapolis having within
its corporate limits a collegiate institution large enough to take
care of the boys and girls graduating from her three high schools.
That, in my opinion, is worth a great deal more than increasing
the population to a million. I understand from Mr. Atherton —
and he gets it from a reliable source, the Rockefeller Foundation —
that Indianapolis is the only city of its size in this country that
has no collegiate institution of real size. I do not want to be mis-
understood. I never did play football — well, I did once, a good
many years ago, but after the first tryout I was laid aside under
the bushes to recover, and that ended my football career. But I
have become interested in that particular form of sport on account
of my connection with Butler College, and I could not understand
why it made Will Irwin and Hilton Brown sore in the Butler-
Notre Dame game when that fine young Irishman made a wonder-
ful run — somehow they did not seem to appreciate the fact that
he was making a wonderful run. And so with this City Commit-
tee — I think the people of Indianapolis know something about it,
but I do not know how well the members of the Faculty and the
students of the school understand what this committee is doing.
This committee is made up of business men, many of whom
could not possibly be employed for such work — there is no system
or plan under which Butler could secure the services of such men,
say, as L. C. Huesmann. These men are giving their time and energy
to make possible the ideal that has been in the mind of those in-
terested in Butler College. And no finer work could be under-
taken. These men need at all times the co-operation and support
of those connected with the institution, and I believe that the work
of the Committee would be a failure if it were not for the fact that
on the job at every hour of the day, and at every stage of the
game, is a secretary who is giving the best in his life to see that the
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goal is reached and a greater and larger institution established at
Fairview Park — Mr. John Atherton.
The Committee in its work has not had the idea of any religious
or denominational connection. It is made up of men who believe in
the development of this institution, who believe in enlarging the
present plant by substituting out where this new site has been se-
cured a going institution as fine as there is in any city of the
United States. There is no reason in the world why Indianapolis
should not be able to boast in the next ten years of as fine an insti-
tution as may be found in the West. That is the goal of the City
Mr. Edwin E. Thompson, president of the Alumni Association;
When I was asked to come to the speakers' table this evening I
thought it might be because I am president of the Alumni Associa-
tion. Then, when they began to talk so much about founders, I
wondered whether the fact that it has been more than twenty-five
years since I graduated had misled someone who had me confused
with the founders of this institution.
Our purpose tonight, my friends, is this: We are here to pay
tribute to the founders of this great institution — the great men and
women, many of them poor, we know, who contributed what they
could in the way of work and energy and such means as they had,
to found this institution. I have read at different times about
the founders of Butler, and I have come to the conclusion that
these men and women were in the forefront of the times in their
day, and that the Butler College of the fifties was as fine an in-
stitution for the city as the new Butler will be when it is located at
What I want to say to you is this — I believe all of the students
and friends of Butler endorse the new Butler plan, practically
without exception. The Alumni not only endorse, but greatly ap-
preciate everything that has been done during recent years for
this new institution. We are proud of every department of the
college. We have a wonderful college and it is going forward in a
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Dr. John H. Oliver: I bespeak your mercy, and I want to
remind you that before you get through tonight you will be asking
for mercy, because each and every one at this elevated table is
expected to speak to you anywhere from seven to eleven minutes.
When the gentleman who had this entertainment in hand told me
that I was to speak from seven to eleven minutes, there was some-
thing in those cabalistic figures that brought back memories of col-
lege days — seven — eleven! After deliberating over his message
the thought came to me of an anecdote concerning a distinguished
member of my profession, Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes. Some
years before his demise a young lady with ambitions to become a
great literary genius wrote him that she understood fish was a good
diet for literary people, and as he was not only a literary man
but a physician, would he please tell her how much, and how many
times a week she should eat fish. He replied in a very polite note
that he thought a whale and a half a day would be about right.
And when I received this invitation my eyes at once turned to the
fish market, hoping I might find whale, or some other article of
fish diet that would enable me to fill to my own satisfaction, at
least, this momentous engagement.
"In the galleries of my memory there are pictures bright and
fair", but no one brighter or fairer than the old Northwestern
Christian University site on College Avenue — the fine old Eliza-
bethan building with its many towers and its beautiful campus.
Some of us who as youngsters used to live in that vicinity, prowling
around the building discovered by peeping that they had a skele-
ton — horror of horrors ! My gorge rises as I think of it, even today.
How we used to run away and talk it over, then go back and
peep in, and then hold a consultation, wondering whether they
killed it, and how they got it in there. Wandering about the col-
lege buildings, clad in a long robe, was dear old Professor Hoshour,
he of the letters — a real scholar.
Then the memories travel down a good many years of gallery
and we find the Northwestern Christian University had wisely be-
come Butler College. It was not a university and "Butler Col-
lege" fitted it admirably, and the gentleman for whom it was
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named was well worthy the honor. But what a difference from
the old campus to that gaunt specter, that lighthouse of learning
standing in a sea of mud in Irvington ! We had to navigate that
sea, and believe me, it was a voyage fraught with danger. How
frequently we had to help the girls out of the mud, but thank the
Lord, their hair was long in those days, or some of them would be
skeletonized in the clay of Irvington today.
And when we come to the Faculty — Burgess was president, and
we have never had a better one. Then there was Dr. Benton, with
his sibilant whisper, a splendid gentleman, who let us write as
much as we wanted to and when we got to the end of our string
would say, "Yes, that will suffice." And then Professor Thrasher,
who said he approached his cow to milk her by geometrical pro-
gression, and preferred a three-legged milking stool, because it
resembled a theodolite. Then there was Professor Hopkins, Profes-
sor of Greek, who died in the college building. There are a num-
ber of other names to conjure with, among them Dr. Jordan, who
was my particular favorite. And such pranks as we used to play
in those bygone days. Two of Dr. Jordan's students one day took
a beetle, a cricket and a grasshopper; they dissected the beetle,
attached the grasshopper's legs, and the head of the cricket, and
then took it to Dr. Jordan for identification. He looked at it and
said, "Well, well, where did you find it?" "Out on the lawn."
"How long ago?" "About an hour ago." "W^ell, well, what at-
tracted your attention to it?" "It v/as humming in the grass."
' ' Humming, was it ? The identification is easy and complete. It 's
But in the gallery of my memory, as the old Butler Faculty
comes back to me, there is one whose name comes like a benedic-
tion — I have only to name Catharine Merrill.
Mr. William Forsyth of the John Herron Art Institute: I
am very pleased to look at such an audience as this. I have often
wondered how it would feel to sit at a promiscuous gathering of
ladies and gentlemen, young and old, and look out upon them from
an elevated position. I feel that a very great compliment has been
paid to me because I do not profess to belong to the intelligensia.
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When Professor Richardson called me and informed me of the
pleasant time I was to have tonight, I hesitated and was on the
point of declining, and then I asked, ''What do I have to talk
about?" He said, "Talk about anything; you only have to talk
ten minutes. " So I said, ' ' Glory be ! I can spoil ten minutes and
not say anything at all."
I belong to a luncheon club that meets here once a week. I
sometimes come to the meetings because, being an artist, I like to
rub elbows with the standardized man. There are new kinds of
people to study and it keeps me interested in life — if that is neces-
sary. We have a roll-call, and each man answering gives his name
and his business or profession. Sometimes they give it a very
amusing touch. One day in a spirit of mischief — although a rev-
erend gentleman sitting next to me said I was influenced by three
young ladies who were giving us some music — I answered, ''Wil-
liam Forsyth, apostle of beauty", which brought down the house.
In a sense I am an apostle of beauty. I am not a disciple. Most of
you are Disciples, but I am an Apostle. I like the term anyhow ; it
adds a dig-nity to me that I do not possess, because I have not spent
my life with people who would give me a vein of dignity. I have
spent my life mostly among young people, trying to inculcate into
them a sense of beauty, a feeling for art. I do not have to insist on
their feeling beauty — they can all see beauty in some form or
other. But I try to explain to them that beauty is not art. That
is the primary lesson — to make a difference between beauty and
art. The road is long. It is quite serious to a great many people,
but artists as a rule see things along the way that keep them cheer-
ful — they are on the lookout for beautiful things.
I do not know what I represent here tonight. I asked Mrs.
Forsyth what I was supposed to represent, mentioning several
things, but she said, "No, you represent the Art School", and that
pleased me — I hope it pleases you. We have more and more peo-
ple from Butler coming out there, but too many of them come to
get something by which they can make a living afterwards. They
could get that anywhere. That really is not what we would have
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Butler students come for at all. They can make their living after
they get out of Butler, but art is a different thing. I do not be-
lieve in making a living out of art. I have never made much of a
living from art. I do not encourage pupils who come out there to
make a living from art. Of course they can sail under that flag,
but they are not real artists. Art is differently constituted than
that. It must soak in. We are in hopes that the connection will
be so close that the students will gain some of the enthusiasm
that is in the artist's heart that gives him a feeling in regard to
the world, the whole scheme of human dreams and human ac-
complishments — a feeling that differs from the practical. That
is really the only reason we have for a connection between Butler
CoUege and the Art School, It is not something you can teach
them in so many lessons, or on which they can pass examina-
tions at the end of a certain period. It is not that — it is an
atmosphere, it is an air. It stimulates life and makes the world
a pleasanter place in which to live — it gives one something to
look forward to — makes one realize there is something else than
living like ants or bees, who toil all winter to come out in good
condition in the spring. The hope of the artist is that somebody
will understand art. It cannot be bought; it can be acquired.
Aesthetic classes will not do it. You have to live art; you must
feel it as you do religion ; it must be a part of your life, else you
do not understand art, and you do not get out of life that to which
you are entitled as human beings.
You have new buildings in prospect, and they should be a monu-
ment to art; the grounds should be artistic; but if you do not
carry into the life of the future Butler the real idea of art, the
students will miss a great deal. Art is the joy of life. You do
not have to have money, and millions of people go through life
without knowing the things that are just outside and which they
might acquire, which would enrich their lives before they pass into
the shadows — the things which God gave them a right to have.
Mr. E. U. Graff, Superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools:
One idea that has been running all through this program tonight
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and which is of special significance to me, is the thought that there
has been an enormous increase in the number of students seeking
higher education, particularly in the last few years. It has af-
fected not only the higher institutions of learning, but the high
schools in ahnost equal proportion.
It seems to me we need to consider some of the functions of
education, or the significance of education in the 20th century.
What kind of civilization is this, and what is the relation of edu-
cation to it? That is a large question; we cannot solve it in five
minutes. But I should like to give one or two hints of the trend
of thought as I see it on this subject.
A good many students of our day have said that the dominant
characteristic of the civilization of Europe and America as we
know it is the increase in the amount of comforts, the progress
along the line of material development. Whether we consider that
man's happiness is directly increased in proportion to the progress
of his material heritage or not, there is a great deal to indicate
that the contributions of science and invention and discovery to
modern life have brought about a condition where we are in dan-
ger of having our machinery outgrow our needs. There are a
number of evidences before us that we are in danger of just such
a situation. We have means of transportation today that almost
exceed our need of it. There are people going hither and yon,
back and forth, out and back, without very much purpose and
with very little need. Transportation has become so easy that we
use these machines for going about, a lot of which is purposeless.
In other words, we are doing a lot of traveling just because it
is easy to travel. The machinery for the communication of thought
has also increased in like proportion. The latest child of science,
the radio, is far more wonderful than anything that has yet been
discovered to be communicated over the radio. We have this mar-
velous invention which transmits thought instantly practically
around the world, and yet very few new thoughts have been dis-
covered to be communicated by means of it. It is like a person
who knew several languages but had no ideas to communicate.
The machinery of printing has become so efficient that it would be
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perfectly possible as we leave this meeting tonight to be handed a
printed copy of everyone of the speeches made here and every-
thing that has transpired. We would not think anything of it —
we would take it as a matter of course. The output of the printing
presses, the books, are published by the ton these days, and yet,
without reflecting at all upon either the press or the printing as
an agency, it seems to me that our facilities for reproducing the
thought of the world have almost outstripped the importance of
that which we are reproducing in this way.
I like the summary of this thing which was given by M. Berg-
son in addressing the French Academy in 1914. He said :
"Many years hence, when the reaction of the past shall have
left only the grand outlines in view, this, perhaps, is how a philoso-
pher will speak of our age. He will say that the idea, peculiar to
the nineteenth century, of employing science in the satisfaction of
our material wants has given a wholly unforeseen extension to the
mechanical arts, and equipped man, in less than fifty years, with
more tools than he had made during the thousands of years he had
lived upon earth. Each new machine being for man a new organ,
an artificial organ, his body became suddenly and prodigiously
increased in size, without his soul being at the same time able to
dilate to the dimensions of his new body."
Without elaborating that thesis at all, what is the function of
education in this civilization and age ? What have we people who
are concerned with education as a profession to do with all this?
In a phrase, it seems to me that it is the concern of all of us,
whether we are concerned with higher education or with education
in its more elementary and preparatory stages — that we ought to
be concerned with the very fundamental problem of addressing
ourselves to the world of ideas, to the discovery and communica-
tion and production of eternal truth, so that that world of ideas
shall somehow continue to thrive and grow and to keep pace with
this enormous scientific and material development.
I believe I could summarize what I should like to say about the
office of education in such a day as this by quoting what Emerson
says in his essay on the office of the scholar.
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"He is to find consolation in exercising the highest functions of
human nature. He is the one who raises himself from private
considerations and breathes and lives on public and illustrious
thoughts. He is in the world's eyes. He is to resist the vulgar
prosperity that retrogrades ever to barbarism, by preserving and
communicating heroic sentiments, noble biographies, melodious
verse, and the conclusions of history. Whatsoever oracles the hu-
man heart, in all emergencies, in all solemn hours, has uttered as
its commentary on the world of actions — these he shall receive and
impart. And whatsoever new verdict Reason from her inviolable
seat pronounces on the passing man and events of today — this he
shall hear and promulgate. ' '
Such, my friends, is the function of education. The higher in-
stitutions of our land are under an obligation and a duty to train
for leadership in this world of thought and idea and ideal. The
fundamental values of the intellect and of the spirit are really at
stake here. This matter of education is not something for the
benefit of the present, it is a public function, it is a social function,
it is for the benefit of all mankind.
Me. J. Douglas Perry, of the Senior Class: Allow me to ex-
press my gratitude to the Committee on Arrangements for its cour-
tesy in inviting the student body to this dinner. I am sent here to
speak, not as an individual, but as the representative of the six-
teen hundred young men and women enrolled in Butler University,
and to bring their greetings to this gathering. I may as well
confess at the outset that I always approach the task of represent-
ing other people with apprehension. In the past I have repre-
sented other groups on occasions similar to this, and sometimes on
returning to my constituency I have been coldly informed that my
remarks had been such that I represented no one but myself, so I
have been a little afraid that in what I have to say I may reflect
only my own thought. But tonight I may speak with ease be-
cause I speak on a theme I know something about, and that is
what Butler students think and feel about Butler.
The other afternoon I sat with a group of fellows about the
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fire and the talk turned into rather serious channels. You know
college students are not supposed to talk about serious things, but
we were congenial spirits in a congenial atmosphere. One of these
turned to me and said: "Perry, in all frankness, what do you
think of Butler?" "In all frankness," I replied, "I like it. I
do not think I shall go back to Kentucky. How do you like it?"
"Well," he replied, "if I had great wealth, I suppose I might
have gone to one of the eastern universities, but for one in my
circumstances I do not know of any school in the country that is
able better to meet my needs than Butler College, and certainly I
know of no other school in the State of Indiana where I would
rather be enrolled as a student than at Butler."
I consider that a very mild and temperate statement of the af-
fection that Butler students have for Butler University. You
know it is amusing sometimes to hear the alumni talking in a very
confident manner of that far-distant time when Butler shall be
the greatest educational institution in the State of Indiana. In
the minds of the student body she already is the greatest educa-
tional institution in the State of Indiana. We acknowledge no
superior. We might grant superiority to Notre Dame in football,
but sometimes we have grave and serious doubts about that. It
may be there are other schools with a greater enrollment; it may
be there are other colleges in Indiana that have buildings of greater
beauty; but what is a great university anyway? Is it merely a
magnificent pile of brick and mortar, an aggregation of students
running up into the thousands? Such things never have made a
great university and they never will. A great university is to be
measured only in terms of service rendered to the students of that
institution, and by that single test Butler may stand without apol-
ogy among the best.
One thing makes me sore at heart, and that is the charge some-
times made that Butler students are not loyal to their college. It
may be true that there are men enrolled who look upon everything
with a jaundiced eye, who live in a state of chronic displeasure,
but I feel sure they are not sufficiently numerous to condemn the
general spirit of the student body of Butler. It may be that the
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Butler students as a whole are not expressive of their loyalty — they
do not seek to manifest their spirit of devotedness by tearing down
fraternity houses or assaulting members of the Faculty; but there
does pervade the campus a spirit of fraternity and helpfulness.
It may be true there are misunderstandings sometimes, but usually
they pass without damage either to the College or the student body.
You remember the condition in Great Britain prior to the out-
break of the war — there were internal dissensions — she always had
had trouble with her territorials and dependencies; but when in
1914 the terrible foreign menace arose, threatening the existence
of the Empire, old Mother England said ''Come", and all her
stalwart sons, burying their differences, came marching home to
save the honor and integrity of the Empire. And so, although the
comparison may seem far-fetched, it is with the students and
alumni of Butler — when the call comes they all come marching
home, students and alumni and friends, and surrender themselves
and their means to the emergency of the moment.
I) have said very little that is particularly appropriate to this
occasion, dedicated to the honor and memory of the founders of
Butler College. I yield to no one in my admiration for those
pioneer spirits who by their liberality made possible the Butler
of today, but perhaps it is only natural that we are little inclined
to look back upon the greatness of the past. With all life spread
out before us, with our eyes fixed upon the sunrise, we are looking
forward to Fairview, when the first dawn shall gild the towers and
minarets of the new Administration building; we are looking for-
ward to the time when Butler College shall be Butler University,
when we may again assemble ourselves on an occasion such as this
and say to the memory of Ovid Butler and his associates, ''We
have been true to our trust ; we have builded on your foundations ;
we have realized your dreams. ' '
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JOURNALISM AT BUTLER COLLEGE
By H, E. BiRDsoNG
Head of Department of Journalism
The first school of journalism was founded at the University of
Missouri in 1908. About the same time, and in some instances
prior to this date, classes in journalistic writing were established in
several other universities and colleges. Today there are approxi-
mately fifty professional schools and departments of journalism.
The achievements of these first few years of professional instruc-
tion in journalism include the breaking down of editorial prejudice
against college trained newspaper men and women, and the work-
ing out of fairly well standardized courses of instruction.
Building on this past experience in the teaching of professional
journalism and on its own experience with classes in journalistic
writing, Butler University added in the fall of 1924 a department
of journalism that has as its objective the training of young men
and women for practical work on newspapers and magazines. In
this undertaking the new department has the full co-operation of
the daily newspapers of Indianapolis; the full approval and co-
operation of the Faculty; the interest of a large and energetic
group of Butler students; the hearty support of the Board of Di-
rectors, and the very helpful counsel of Mr. Hilton U. Brown of
the Indianapolis News, who, as president of the Butler Board of
Directors, was chiefly responsible for the establishment of the new
Nine courses in journalism, which carry a total of forty-eight
hours of credit for the year, are now being taught at Butler. These
courses are planned to give in the freshman year a general survey
of the field of journalism and the opportunities for specialization in
it; to lay in the sophomore and junior years the foundation for
actual newspaper work; and to give in the senior year laboratory
practice on the Indianapolis papers, supplemented by a study of
the history and principles of journalism. The Butler Collegian
is being published daily four days a week under the direction of
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the department. Seventy-seven students are taking work in the
department preparatory to entering journalism as a profession
and more than 125 students are enrolled in the department. Three
members of the 1926 graduating class, Miss Dorothy Stephenson,
Miss Caroline Godley, and Mr. Thomas F. Smith, will offer jour-
nalism as their major subject, and several others will have minors
in the department. National recognition of the work now being
done here has been given in the establishment at Butler of the
thirty-ninth chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, national professional
Reporting and copy editing are the basic courses in the depart-
ment of journalism. A description of the work of these two classes
will indicate the nature and the content of the professional courses
in journalism. Each is a year course with five hours of credit
each semester — for those who successfully complete the required
work. The task is not a particularly easy one.
The class in reporting meets five days a week for lectures and
discussion of assigned textbook and newspaper reading. Each
student is required to write a minimum of three news stories a
week for publication either in the Collegian or in one of the In-
dianapolis papers. Several practice stories based on facts fur-
nished by the instructor are written each semester. Thirty rep-
resentative newspapers from all parts of the country are studied
and discussed during the year, and each student is required to
write a 500-word analysis of the news content and the treatment
of the news in each paper. Thus at the end of the year the student
has gained from his study of textbooks the theory of news values,
news gathering, and news writing; he has learned from a close
analysis of the best newspapers what news they print and how it
is written; he has had enough practice in reporting to learn the
importance of giving facts accurately; and he has had enough
practice in writing to aid him materially in the development of
his own style.
The class in copy editing meets twice a week for lectures and dis-
cussion and three times a week for laboratory practice. Each
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laboratory period is two hours. The laboratory work includes the
editing of copy for the Collegian and practice work with copy
furnished by the Associated Press and the United Press. This
work is supplemented by a study of the same newspapers that were
analyzed in reporting, but the study this time is based on the
makeup and display of news.
THE MODERN COLLEGE PROFESSOR
AN UNDERGRADUATE 'S POINT OF VIEW
By Arthur G. Long, '27
In a recent issue of the Saturday Evening Post I read a very
interesting article entitled "Beans Porridge Cold", commenting
upon the modern college professor and the reaction of the student
toward him. The writer was a middle-aged man who had gone
back to his university for post-graduate work. In this capacity
it was his privilege to see through the eyes of maturity and at the
same time sympathize with the general sentiment of the youthful
The writer of the article found that above all things the average
student appreciates the "human element" in his professor, and
dislikes the pedantic. It was this phase of the criticism which in-
terested me, especially in its connection with the undergraduate
in a Liberal Arts course.
Many of the professors are apt to forget, in the pursuit of their
highly intellectualized studies, that while their mental visions are
defined in black and white, those of their youthful subjects are
tinted with rose and blue, and filled with softening shadows. Youth
is the Springtime of life, and Hope is either at the peak or in the
depths. Young minds are swayed by feelings, and their judg-
ments are colored by prejudice and emotion.
Recognizing these facts the teacher with insight will not only
appeal to the intellectual side of his pupil, but also will convert
that undercurrent of emotion into an active, constructive interest.
William James says that it is the emotional reaction, either of
pleasure or displeasure, which, linked definitely with an idea, gives
that idea its place in the scale of intellectual values. This is es-
pecially true of the average college student. He either "likes" or
does not "like" a certain subject. In other words the path to his
mind is largely through his feelings. He reacts primarily to the
personality of his teacher and secondly to the actual content of
the subject at hand.
This quality called the "human element" is, at best, of an elu-
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sive nature, yet its presence is an all-powerful force in leading
young feet along the paths of Knowledge and Culture. The aver-
age undergraduate, though mentally quite sound, is still very much
lilte a young animal. Rarely does he seek Knowledge for its own
sake and of his own initiative ! He must be driven, coaxed, and
boosted along, at least to a certain extent. The teacher who ex-
pects his pupil to attack the problems of the course with the same
fine enthusiasm that characterizes his own work, and who thinks
that their relations can be established upon a purely intellectual
basis is making a fatal mistake.
I, being an "average" undergraduate, am in rather close touch
with college life, and it has become my firm conviction that there
are more students of good mental capacity making low grades
than there are making high grades. This statement may seem
rather startling, but I believe it to be absolutely true. This con-
dition is a result of professors not realizing that the approach to
youthful minds lies, for the most part, in the imaginative or
emotional appeal. I, myself, have had the interesting experience
of taking practically the same work under two different teachers.
The first was coldly analytical, attempting to arouse no enthusiasm
in his class, and displaying none on his own part. The result was
that I looked forward to that particular recitation period as a
time to make up sleep or to be unutterably bored. The second
teacher was of the type that fairly bubbles over with a contagious
enthusiasm for his subject. Accordingly I found myself inspired
with an eagerness to make myself master of that subject. There
was aroused in me a love for that particular branch of culture that
I feel will never die. There were impressions made and thoughts
awakened that have been, and are, a source of much pleasure to
me. That is what the "human element" in the profession of
teaching can accomplish.
Not considering the elements of intellectual attainment, manli-
ness or womanliness, and other necessary qualities that make a
professor a power for good, it is this rare "human element" which
so captivates the average college student and evokes his deepest
THE DIVINE RIGHT OF ALUMNI
The test of good humor is the ability to take a joke on oneself
with equanimity and enjoyment. The article reprinted in this
issue by courtesy of The Independent is a really good joke on all
folk engaged in alumni work. We naturally emphasize to the ex-
treme the importance of the alumni. We are constantly telling
the trustees, the faculty, the undergraduates and the alumni them-
selves, how wonderful the alumni body is. So when an occasional
alumnus becomes inflated by his own importance and starts in to
try and run the college the source of the ' ' hot air ' ' that caused his
inflation is generally the alumni office. Naturally most of the
wrath of the puffed-up gentleman aroused by the strange apathy
exhibited by college administrators to his fulminations descends on
the heads of the alumni executives. Thus is the punishment made
to fit the crime and the joke is decidedly on us.
The article alluded to above is chuck-full of real truth and there
is no alumni secretary but must admit he can name "page and
paragraph" in his own alumni records where a specific instance
can be found to fit every one of the author's cases or generalities.
You would not believe that human beings lived so devoid of per-
spective as to be able to say to a college, ''If you don't do as I
want you to I will cancel my endowment subscription." You
would think that the very asininity of it would prevent any man
from saying, ''Just as soon as you do things my way I will sup-
port the college, but not before," yet these things actually are said
by alumni of every college. The fact that a man is a thousand
miles away from the campus and has not seen the old place for
twenty years does not stop him for a minute from outlining min-
utely just "the medicine the patient needs." Yea, verily, and he
is mad as the devil if the old fogy of a college won't swallow
the dose at once and immediately declare that it feels much bet-
ter. Of course the fact that a college with ten thousand graduates
would have to travel ten thousand widely varying paths if it were
to attempt to use the road maps favored by each alumnus never
occurs to this chap with the distorted perspective. He just says,
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" I am running a highly successful brick-yard and if they will just
model the old college on my patterns they will turn out as good
graduates as I turn out bricks." Yet, if the college president or
any of the professors would try to tell him how to run his business
he would be more than mildly scornful of such inexperienced
The truth is the business of education is as complicated as any
other business and as highly specialized as any industry. The lay-
man can't run it any more than he can any other business with
which he is unacquainted. Alumni often can make illuminating
suggestions and point out faults which need correction but they
must study the educational game in general and their own college
in particular very intensively before they can hope to give sound
Generally speaking, running a college is like running any other
business. You need a darned good manager who knows said busi-
ness from the ground up. Having found such a man you give him
freedom of action and every support possible. The one thing you
don't do, if you have any business acumen at all, is to hamper him
by insisting that he change his ideas and methods to conform to
any chance notion that you or any other stockholder may have.
You thank God you have been lucky enough to land a man who
knows his business just as Lehigh's trustees and alumni are giving
thanks for our luck in landing a man like Dr. Richards to manage
However, one thing always remains true — it is a lot better to
have an alumnus who is sufficiently interested to make a kick than
one who never complains because he doesn't care anything about
the place. Personally I always welcome kicks. When I receive
one I know that I have probably found another man who will do
some work for Lehigh. — Copied from the LehigJi Alumni Bulletin.
By George A. Schumacher, '25
Far removed from the noise and bustle of the world, on the top
of a mountain and reposing in stately elegance in the beautiful
Piedmont section of Virginia, is located Monticello. Here for
many years lived Thomas Jefferson amid the glories of old Colonial
days in the place which is becoming day by day a national
shrine. As one gazes far off into the surrounding blue haze, the
lovely Blue Ridge mountains are seen on every side, emphasizing
the appropriateness of the name "Monticello" — the Italian "little
mountain. ' '
Monticello is a most interesting place, fairly abounding in the
wonderful days of the past. An atmosphere of reverence seems to
envelope the grounds. Surrounding the old residence is a large
terrace, to construct which Mr. Jefferson removed soil to a depth of
thirty feet from the crest of the mountain. Now as one strolls over
the front lawn large trees provide shelter. Formerly the house
was undoubtedly exposed, but two large linden trees planted by
Mr. Jefferson today flourish on the lawn.
The house, as it appears from the exterior, is a beautiful brick
structure with green shutters on the windows of the first floor.
The bricks were manufactured on the premises while the shutters
are said to be the originals used upon the completion of the home.
To enter this shrine one passes to a large, open porch through por-
tals of sandstone imported from England. Directly above the
porch ceiling is a large compass, one of the many practical things
about the place.
Over the door is a great double-faced clock which showed the
time of day to a person who chanced to be either on the outside of
the house or within. To wind this clock Mr. Jefferson used a
crank instead of the customary key. Attached to the clock was
a huge gong which, we are told, could be heard at a distance of
three miles. This timepiece was also a useful calendar as it kept
account of the days of the week.
In the days of his residence at Monticello, Mr. Jefferson used
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the present main hall as his living room. The eye now rests upon
a queer looking apparatus resembling a pole. Close observation
shows it to be a folding ladder which the master of the house de-
signed for convenience in ascending to the clock when it needed
Only six original pieces of furniture remain in the home. One
of these is the violin stand which Mr. Jefferson made with his own
hands. This great man is known to have been a lover of music
and he played the violin exceptionally well. During his busy
student days when he is reported to have studied fifteen hours
daily, this versatile youth often praticed three hours a day. When
his home ' ' Shadwell ' ' burned in mid-winter of 1770, a fact which
made necessary the hurried completion of " Monticello, " the only
thing saved was his violin. Before passing out of the old living-
room the visitor inspects one of America's sacred relics. On a
flag-draped stand is the individual gig in which Mr. Jefferson rode
when he made the journey from Monticello to Philadelphia to
write the Declaration of Independence.
One passes through beautiful folding doors to enter the drawing
room. The simultaneous operation of these doors shows a further
proof of the inventive genius of Mr. Jefferson. The beauty of the
drawing room is enhanced by a beautiful floor composed of walnut,
cherry and beech wood blocks eight inches thick and fitted com-
The dining room is large. Could the walls speak they would
surely tell many interesting tales about the great master and his
distinguished guests who gathered here. Over the table is a large
skylight. Upon investigating the secrets of this room one finds a
most interesting convenience and "relic". On the south side of
the fireplace is concealed a dumbwaiter which Mr. Jefferson oper-
ated with his foot by a spring under the table. By this means he
brought up from the cellar his choice wines. One side of the
elevator held the new and full bottle while the other half could take
care of the empty bottle — further ingenuity.
An interesting sight in the house is the narrow stairways. It is
reported that after Mr. Jefferson had designed his house and
building operations were well advanced he suddenly realized that
stairways were needed to enable one to reach the upper floor. Ac-
cordingly stairs had to be inserted in the very narrow space which
could at this late time be spared. The steps are not only exceed-
ingly narrow but are also very steep.
The reader of this article as well as the visitor to Monticello
must remember that not only was Mr, Jefferson a very able and
interesting man, but also a most important citizen. Furthermore,
he lived a great part of his life in troublous times. This fact is
recognized when one visits the bed-chamber of Mr. Jefferson and
observes the precautions that were adopted for his safety. High
up in the wall and overlooking his bed were three loopholes which
contained the pictures of George Washington, James Madison and
James Monroe. Secreted in an alcove behind these pictures, body-
guards watched over the master of Monticello in his hours of
The bed was placed in a compartment dividing the room from
his study. Therefore if Mr. Jefferson cared to go directly from
his bed to his study he had only to leave by the left side. To
enter his dressing room required only that he place himself to the
right of his bed. During the day the bed was pulled up to the
ceiling and this permitted him to pass freely at any time between
his bedroom and his study. In his study there remain two original
wall shelves which were used as writing desks.
On both sides of the house may be found conservatories with
French windows. Adjoining the conservatory on the west wing is
the breakfast room of Mrs. Jefferson. In the east wing is the
library of Mr. Jefferson, a spacious room containing the original
fireplace. Fireplaces, unusually small, are found in nearly all of
the rooms. Including the basement the house contains thirty-five
On June 4, 1781, Monticello was thrown into consternation when
a messenger brought word that the British were approaching. Mr.
Jefferson immediately sent the family to a place fifteen miles dis-
tant while he remained to secure some important papers. The
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message proved to be authentic and in time a party of the British
v/ere seen approaching. With dashing boldness, a captain rode into
the house. The prints from the shoes of the horse may still be
seen where the sharp iron cut into the floor. Meanwhile an almost
melodramatic episode was occurring. Mr. Jefferson, by means of a
tunnel which he required his servants to use, entered the under-
ground passageway and proceeded to its termination where he
mounted a waiting horse and escaped from the very hands of the
When Mr. Jefferson was sixty-five years of age he retired to
Monticello. His fame brought distinguished visitors from all over
the world to the place where everyone is now permitted to visit.
Both James Madison and James Monroe came to Monticello for
visits and each man had special rooms which are now designated
by the names of these men. Being so far removed from the world
in this mountain home, visits were often of long duration and
many were the gay scenes. However, in the midst of his loving
and distinguished company Mr. Jefferson would not allow his
guests to rob him of the hours which he devoted to work in his
library or on his farm. He said, '"The sun has not caught me in
bed for fifty years," consequently Monticello saw the master up
and about at an early hour.
The south terrace sloping to the rear of the house has a beauti-
ful lawn. Running under the ground is the passageway used by
the servants. This removed the domestics from sight and permitted
absolute privacy for the family whenever they cared to use the
lawn. On the west side of the house the tunnel extends to the ice-
house. On the southeastern side of the back lawn is a small brick
house which was used as a residence while the completion of the
present home was rushed. Directly across the terrace is a similar
small brick structure which was used by Mr. Jefferson as his law
library. The servant-quarters consisted of small rooms built into
the sides of the terrace. On a lower terrace, in a place exposed to
the morning and noonday sun, is the plot of ground devoted by Mr.
Jefferson to the cultivation of flowers and at another spot is the site
of the old vegetable garden. At the present time the flower garden
is being restored.
Here, then, in this quiet beautiful spot amid delightful surround-
ings lived Thomas Jefferson. Public duties called him to many
places and it was often necessary for him to be absent much of
the time. His final years were spent here but even during his
absences it is certain that the spirit of the master permeated the
premises. He said at one time, "All my wishes end, where I hope
my days will end — at Monticello. "
The visitor is loath to leave Monticello. After he proceeds for
perhaps a quarter of a mile down the rustic mountain road, a
graveyard is reached. This contains the remains of the third
President of the United States and many of his descendants. One
approaches this sacred spot by leaving the road and walking up
moss-covered brick steps. Within the gate and facing the old walk
is the grave of the great man. It is covered with a large granite
monument and on the shaft are engraved these words :
HERE WAS BURIED
AUTHOR OF THE
STATUTE OF VIRGINIA
AND FATHER OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
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THE DUFFER'S HOPE
By Clarence L. Goodwin
We may have sliced our drives today,
We may have topped our brassie lies,
We may have dug our irons deep,
And scattered divots at the skies.
We may have shot them into traps.
And smote the diabolic sand,
And cussed the dub who left his track
Just where our ball has chanced to land.
We may have run them 'cross the green,
Or putted short or rimmed the cup.
We may have played them to the rough
And run the score still up and up.
But ah ! There '1] be another time,
Hope casts her ever pleasing spell,
Next day we'll have a new white card,
There'll be another tale to tell.
Some happy time in days to come,
Some day, some day, we shall contrive,
To put them where they ought to be,
And shoot the course in eighty-five!
So in life's game we mar the score.
So much we try and fail to do.
Too oft we slice our main intent,
Instead of shooting straight and true.
Each day we get a clean white card.
Resolved that now we will not fail.
Each morning brings another chance,
Each evening tells another tale.
Too many good aims putted short.
Too many shots that don't get home.
Too many other fellows cussed,
For faults that mostly are our own.
But, ever hoping, may we be
Determined always more and more.
That on our final card of life
We may turn in a worthwhile score.
BUTLER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY
ISSUED JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER
Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis.
Subscription price, two dollars per year.
Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indi-
anapolis, Indiana, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
OflScers of the Alumni Association — President, Edwin E. Thompson, '00 j First
Vice-President, Elizabeth Bogert Schofield, '09; Second Vice-President,
Myron Hughel, '17; Treasurer, Charles W. Wilson; appointees, Urith
Dailey, '17, and Esther Fay Shover, '00.
Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly — Katharine M.
HARLAN 0. PAGE
With deep regret and sense of personal loss the College has seen
the withdrawal of Coach Page. A genius in his own department,
a man and a gentleman, he has generally been recognized. Under-
graduates and alumni from far and near have expressed apprecia-
tion and gratitude to him.
The College wanted athletic distinction, and when near six years
ago athletics were at their lowest ebb brought Mr. Page here. He
supplied that want in full measure. For this he deserves and has
received all gratitude and praise. President Aley voiced general
sentiment when he said: "Mr. Page has done a great piece of
constructive wxrk for Butler in the department of athletics, and I
have always felt that he was one of the best men in the country
for the type of work he was doing here. I am sorry to see him go."
Mr. Page was attached to the school and felt its opportunity.
His spirit showed itself in expressions made at a recent dinner
given by the Butler Men's Club, when he said in his own char-
"It is for the good of the whole scheme that I am leaving."
"I don't want any one to destroy what we have started to
build." "I know that you will carry on. You have a fine future.
You have a reputation to uphold and it is always harder to main-
tain a reputation than to obtain one. It will take organization,
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but you 've got the foundation. You freshmen must stick together.
That's the way championship teams are made."
' ' I don 't see why you fellows should feel the way you do. Things
will go on. I know you will carry on and give the same loyal
support to my successor that you have given me. I want to go
"I'm not quitting; I'm only leaving. I've always preached
'never be a quitter.' I've always been a fighter and sometimes
I've been in the wrong. That's all in the game.
"We're only a small part of the plans for the bigger Butler. I
used to think we were the whole show but I've been educated to
see the whole scheme, recently. I feel morally obligated to Butler
College for the opportunity it has given me. The average life of
a coach at one institution is five years. I've been here six, so you
see I'm a year to the good.
"I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to
the Faculty Athletic Committee. You know they have been the
best friends we've had. Some of the Board of Directors are won-
derful men and have been splendid. Others have not been athlet-
ically educated, but they are learning.
"Athletics teaches us to be good losers. Every one loves and
cheers the winner. Real sportsmen will back a loser. It is a won-
derful thing that Butler, several years ago, stuck by and backed
"We have had years of success. You basketball men have just
completed a wonderful season. You have won the respect of the
State and are deserving of the State title. You can look back with
pride on your record."
We do look back wdth pride upon the record Coach Page's men
have made for Butler College. The best wishes of The Quarterly
go out to Mr. and ]\[rs. Page in all their ways, its esteem and its
FROM THE CITY OFFICE
Since the last Quarterly was issued the City Office has had the
pleasure of reporting a gift of $350,000 from Arthur Jordan, In-
dianapolis capitalist, manufacturer and philanthropist, to the But-
ler University building fund. The Board of Directors decided, as
a tribute to Mr. Jordan 's generosity, to name one of the first build-
ings at Fairview in his honor and it will be called the Arthur
Jordan Memorial Hall.
In connection Avith his gift, which was not the first from Mr.
Jordan, he expressed the opinion that Butler University was the
instrumentality through which educational advantages and oppor-
tunities could be offered to thousands of boys and girls, especially
in Indianapolis, who might not be able to attend college or uni-
versity if it became necessary for them to go away from home.
Mr. Jordan was among the first to see the advantages in such a
site as Fairview and has been an interested and helpful worker in
behalf of a greater Butler from the start of the present campaign.
Tributes were paid to Mr. Jordan at the time of his gift by
William G. Irwin, of Columbus, chairman of the General Campaign
Committee, and Louis C. Huesmann, of Indianapolis, chairman of
the City Campaign Committee. Mr. Irwin recalled that Mr. Jordan
had given Butler $25,000 a year previous and that he had been
of assistance in every way possible. Mr. Irwin pointed out that
every venture in which Mr. Jordan had embarked had been suc-
cessful and he regarded his support of Butler as a good omen.
Mr. Huesmann spoke of the effect the gift should have on Indian-
apolis business interests generally and expressed the hope that
greater liberality would be shown locally in behalf of Butler.
Robert Frost Daggett and Thomas E. Hibben, architects for the
new Butler buildings, have their plans completed sufficiently to
warrant the announcement that bids likely will be sought in May
and if this is done actual construction work on the new plant will
be under way before commencement in June. The first unit of
construction will include two recitation buildings and a science
building. The Faculty and the architects have been in conference
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with reference to the arrangement of recitation rooms, laboratories
and the like and members of the Faculty have expressed pleasure
over the manner in which their ideas will be followed. One of
the recitation buildings will house the administrative forces until
the administration building is built. Ample facilities Mall be pro-
vided for the president, the deans, registrar, secretary, treasurer
and others of the administrative force.
Attention is being given to the athletic needs of the university
and plans are being prepared for a stadium that will seat 25,000
persons. It will be constructed in such manner that the seating
capacity may be doubled if necessary. There also will be built a
combination gymnasium and indoor basketball field, capable of
seating between 6,000 and 8,000 persons. Arthur V. Brown, chair-
man of the Athletic Committee of the Board of Directors, hopes
to have the first football game of the 1927 season played in the
new stadium. If the rate of progress anticipated on the university
buildings is made the board hopes to begin classes at Fairview in
the fall of 1927.
Work on the boulevard around the campus is progressing and
will be completed before construction starts on the different build-
The Rev. C. H. DeVoe, the Rev. R. D. Thomas, the Rev. Herbert
J. Buchanan and the Rev. W. J. Evans are now working among
members of the Churches of Christ in Indiana, in behalf of the
$350,000 needed to finance the building for the Butler College of
Religion. These field agents, under the general direction of John
W. Atherton, financial secretary of the university, are reporting
gratifying progress. Not only are they meeting with success in
their efforts to raise money for the College of Religion but they
are bringing the churches in closer touch with the university and
are obtaining the promise of many additional students for another
RECENT COLLEGE AFFILIATION
Teachers' College of Indianapolis, of which Mrs. Eliza Blaker is
president, and Butler University are now affiliated as a result of
negotiations which have been pending some time.
With the affiliation of the Teachers' College the Irvington school
has relation with three of Indianapolis 's schools: the Metropolitan
School of Music and the Ilerron Art Institute. The teacher 's field
at Butler will be broadened because of the action taken. The
educational department which has heretofore been only to train
high school teachers, principals and superintendents will with the
affiliation afford students an opportunity to study under Mrs.
Blaker in her classes for prospective kindergarten and grade school
teachers. A mutual benefit will be derived by both schools, more
than could be obtained in a special school.
The affiliation will in no way affect the policies of either school.
Both will continue under their present heads. Mrs. Blaker has
said that she is impressed with the plans for the future of Butler
and in Butler's high standards she has every confidence that all the
contracts will be in accord with her ideals and standards.
Meet Mr. Hinkle, the new Director of Athletics! As all eyes
are turned toward the new Butler head of the department of ath-
letics, Paul D. Hinkle, a little information about him should be
of interest to Butler alumni.
Paul D. Hinkle was born near Logansport in 1899. He was the
son of a mathematics instiiictor, who incidentally taught this sub-
ject at Indiana University under Robert J. Aley, then head of the
mathematics department of that school. The Hinkle family lived
in Goshen, Indiana; Winona, Minnesota; Madison, Wisconsin;
Elgin, Illinois, at various times during Paul's boyhood, and finally
settled down in Chicago, Illinois. Young Mr. Hinkle was then
about ten years old.
"Tony", as he was early entitled by his Windy City playmates,
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got his start in athletics at Hamilton Park playground system of
He entered Calumet high school in 1912, and played four years
of baseball, four of basketball, and three years of soccer, the closest
thing to football that they had in the school. "Hink" was also a
trackman, specializing in the 660-yard run and in the shot-put
during his last two years. A friend who went to Calumet high with
him remarked recently that Hinkle was not an outstanding athlete
in school, and that he surprised all his old school mates Vvhen he
stepped into the limelight in University of Chicago athletics.
The alleged banana vender was one of the best athletes the
Chicago University ever had. He won his numerals in football,
basketball, and baseball, plus a captaincy in the last mentioned
sport during his first year there.
During his next three years at the educational institution he
won letters each year in football, basketball, and baseball. He
captained the basketball team during the seasons of 1919 and 1920,
and is the only University of Chicago athlete to be given the honor
of captaining the same team for two successive seasons. He played
end in football, guard in basketball and pitcher, shortstop or out-
fielder in baseball.
Sports writers picked him on an all-conference football team one
year, and placed him on all-conference basketball teams three
years. He had charge of the University of Chicago baseball team
on its trip to the Orient during his senior year, after Pat Page
resigned as assistant coach there to go to Butler, although he was
still playing on the team. A professor acted as Faculty advisor
on the journey. He coached freshman basketball and was assist-
ant varsity basketball coach at Chicago during the winter 1920-
When he came to Butler to assist Coach Page, the freshman
ruling prohibiting first year men from playing on the first college
teams had not gone into effect, and he therefore acted as assistant
coach in football, basketball and varsity baseball. He was not
officially recognized as varsity baseball coach until last year. With
the passing of the Freshman ruling, "Hink" was put in complete
charge of the frosh football and basketball candidates.
Both his freshman football team and the yearling basket squad
proved themselves to be of more than average strength, the grid-
men winning both of their contests last season, and the netmen
breaking even with the strong Franklin frosh hardwood organiza-
April 16th and 17th — Ohio Relays.
April 2'3rd and 24th — Drake and Pennsylvania Relays.
May 1st — Dual Meet at Earlham.
May 8th — Meet to be arranged.
May 15th — College Meet at Greencastle.
May 22nd — State Meet at Bloomington.
June 4th and 5th — Midwest Meet at Milwaukee.
June 11th and 12th — National Meet at Chicago.
April 2nd and 3rd — ^Northwestern at Indianapolis.
April 10th — Ohio State at Columbus.
April 14th — Illinois at Urbana.
April 17th — Chicago at Indianapolis.
April 23rd — Indiana Central at Indianapolis.
April 24th — Depauw at Indianapolis.
April 27th — Franklin at Indianapolis.
May 1st — Dayton University at Dayton.
May 4th — Wabash at Crawfordsville.
May 7th — Kalamazoo College at Kalamazoo.
May 8th — Michigan State at Lansing.
May 11th — State Normal at Terre Haute.
May 14th — Depauw at Greencastle.
May 15th — Dayton University at Indianapolis.
May 18th — Franklin at Franklin.
May 22nd — State Normal at Indianapolis.
May 28th — Wabash at Indianapolis.
June 11th — Alumni game and B Men's Banquet.
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Making its selections from a field of applicants, representing
colleges and universities all over the country, the Yale graduate
school recently named two Butler men among the recipients of
laboratory assistantships for the school year of 1926-27. The men
honored are Shailer Bass and T. Clarence Jaleski. Both will serve
in the chemistry department at Yale.
This announcement brings the list of Butler students receiving
similar awards to five. Florence Hooper, an assistant in the botany
and chemistry departments at Butler, will go to Iowa State Col-
lege as an assistant in the department of plant chemistry. John
Mason received award of a scholarship in the department of
European history at Wisconsin University, and Lowell Mullen a
fellowship in botany at the State College of Washington.
Jaleski and Bass, both senior scholars, received invitations for
next year from several universities. Offers came to Jaleski from
Yale, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Bass had a choice between Yale
and Ohio State. Jaleski, who has majored in both chemistry and
zoology, had the privilege of doing his work at Yale in either of
The assistantships awarded to the two men each have a cash
value of $750.
The honors are considered as being significant as tokens of the
esteem which the eastern universities have for the quality of work
done at Butler. It is known that many of Yale's own undergrad-
uate students were candidates for these awards. Victor Twitty,
who went to Yale from Butler last year as an assistant in the
department of zoology, has been highly successful in his work
there, according to reports from New Haven, and this is believed
to have reflected credit upon the high academic standards of Butler.
*'I am gratified," said Prof. Shadinger, head of the Chemistry
department, ''because this indicates that Butler's work is of the
highest quality. Besides, it proves that scholarship has its re-
wards no less than athletics or any other field of endeavor."
These appointments are gratifying to the College, not only be-
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cause of deserved individual recognition but also because it is
an avowed acknowledgment that Butler is performing a type of
educational service which places her abreast of the best in the
Postscript : Since going to press word has been received at the
College of the winning of a $1,000 essay prize by Miss Janet
Rioch, '26. This prize was offered by the American Chemical So-
ciety. The contest is open to undergraduates in any college in the
country and is an annual event. Contestants are permitted to
choose one of six subjects on which to write. Miss Rioch chose
"The Relation of Chemistry to Health and Disease." Secretary
Herbert Hoover is chairman of the committee which conducted the
]\Iiss Rioch is the daughter of David Rioch, '98, and Mrs. Rioch,
missionaries in India. She will prepare herself to return to her
native home as medical missionary.
A LOVED LANDMARK
In a recent Butler Collegian the sentiments of the Quarterly
were thus expressed :
''On this campus there is a boulder that has become something
of a landmark. Years ago it was taken from Irwin field when this
land was being prepared for athletic purposes. Since then it has
rested upon the corner of Butler and University avenues near the
door of the present gymnasium. There is graven upon it hundreds
of initials and class numerals. The surface of the stone has been
worn smooth by the students who have paused to rest upon it dur-
ing the balmy days of many springs and many summers.
Within a year or two at best, Butler will have moved to Fair-
view, and unless something is done in the meantime to save the
old rock, it will probably be broken to pieces or carted away and
lost to sight and memory.
The opportunity which presents itself by which the old stone
may be both preserved and used for a fitting purpose is a fortunate
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circumstance. What would make Hilton U. Brown, Jr., happier
than the knowledge that the stone which came from the field upon
which he played as an athlete before he joined the colors should
bear the record of his name and deed ? In what better way could
Butler honor herself and her soldier dead than by presenting this
stone to the city for the purpose named "1
In 1917, Brown was one of the most promising men on the Butler
campus. He was a scholar, an athlete, a gentleman and a friend
to all who knew him. He died in battle like a man and a hero, and
Butler was poorer for the loss."
So, the landmark will soon be placed on the triangle at the cor-
ner of Washington street and Emerson avenue, donated by Mr.
H. U. Brown to the Indianapolis Park Board, in sight of loved
home and native village, bearing' in bronze this dedication:
In memory of
Lieutenant Hilton U. Brown, Jr.,
Who played at mimic warfare on
November 3, 1918,
In the language of Petain, Marshal
Died gloriously in Argonne while
serving his battery against con-
centrated enemy fire.
7th F. A., First Division
MOORES' LINCOLN COLLECTION
There has been placed in a section of cases in the Bona Thomp-
son Library the Charles W. Moores Ijincoln Collection, given to
Butler College last October by Miss Emily Bishop Moores in mem-
ory of her father.
This collection, which is made up of books, pictures, documents
MooREs' Lincoln Collection 53
and souvenirs, is one of the finest, if not the finest, of its kind in
More than three hundred volumes on various phases of Lin-
coln's career, besides many cases of pamphlets, have been placed
upon the shelves of the College Library. The standard biography
of Lincoln by his secretaries, J. G. Nicolay and John Hay, is in
ten volumes, and his complete works are in twelve volumes. These
alone complete a valuable addition to the library. Among the
equipment Lincoln authorities are Carl Schurz. Ida M. Tarbell,
Lord Charnwood and William E. Barton.
One of the three especially good pictures of Lincoln has been
hung in the south reading room of the library near the case con-
taining the books. Among the souvenirs is a piece of wood from
the Lincoln cabin. There is also a framed notice written and
signed by Lincoln in the suit of Pearson and Anderson versus Bird
Monroe, a case which was filed in the circuit court of Coles county,
Illinois, May 24, 18-12. Mr. Moores was the author of several books
and pamphlets on Lincoln, the most notable of which is the "Life
of Abraham Lincoln for Boys and Girls." The manuscripts of
these books and Mr. Moores' personal correspondence with the
various Lincoln authorities and collectors of Lincolniana were in-
cluded in the collection and constitute valuable research material.
STORY- WRITING— LESSONS FROM THE MASTERS
By Frances M. Perry
A new text on Story- Writing just issued by Henry Holt and
Company, is of especial interest to Indianapolis people as it is
written by Miss Frances Perry, an Indianapolis woman. Miss
Perry is a graduate of Shortridge High School and of Butler Col-
lege. All students of the early nineties remember Fanny Perry.
She was graduated in the class of '91, and was a member of the
old Demia Butler Society when that organization was in its hey-
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day. Miss Perry 's book is dedicated to ' ' My Students in the Uni-
versity of Arizona and Wellesley College". From teaching a short
time in Shortridge, Miss Perry went as instructor to Wellesley,
where she became professor of English Composition and later was
invited to the University of Arizona as head of the English Com-
position department. Miss Perry visited friends in Indianapolis
last June on her way to California after spending her sabbatical
year's leave of absence from the University in teaching again at
Miss Perry's book is praised in very high' terms by competent
critics. As a text it has certain outstanding qualities that differ-
entiate it from other texts. It combines a recognition of the stand-
ard, approved masters of story telling with a sureness, freshness
and daring in selection of present day writers. The book is char-
acterized by more than the usual definiteness in the gradual pro-
gression of its assignments toward mastery of the types of writing
illustrated. The difference and variety in specimen is such that
students are obliged to experiment in several widely different
types of writing and so have an opportunity to discover their real
aptitude instead of being inclined to adopt early mannerisms of
style. The assignments in this volume are more specific than in
the usual texts, the advantage being that the entire class is set to
writing with a common aim and the resultant criticism and dis-
cussion of one member's work will therefore be profitable and in-
teresting to all. The general method proposed with careful direc-
tions is that of intensive study of the technique of the authors
suggested so that the student understands what the writer has
tried to do and how and why he has done it.
Miss Perry's text is, I believe, the only one where the author
has perceived and pointed out the value of learning from the old
ballads how to find subjects for a story that will stand the test of
time and how to make life picturesque and poignant. The chapter
on "The Ballad Writers" is an interesting contribution to bolii
composition and literature teachers.
The book seems to me admirably fitted to aid writers to acquire
and develop literary intelligence and style. The power to touch
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with ease, grace and precision any note in the gamut of human
thought or emotion, Sir Arthur Quiller Couch has said, is literary
style, and Miss Perry's book affords opportunity to learn how
men's varied thoughts and feelings have been given expression
that endures. EVELYN M. BUTLER.
SYSTEMS OF PUBLIC WELFARE
By Howard W. Odum and D. W. Willard
"The County as a Unit for Public Welfare and Social Work"
is the title of a chapter contributed by Professor Howard E. Jensen
of Butler College to a new book, "Systems of Public Welfare,"
published by the University of North Carolina Press, under the
co-authorship of Howard W. Odum and D. W. Willard. The book
is a compilation of useful information about the scope and plans
of the several state systems of public welfare work. Professor
Jensen presents a valuable historical sketch of the recent develop-
ment of public welfare work organized on a county unit basis
rather than a state or municipal basis, and explains several dis-
tinct advantages of the county as the logical though neglected unit
for public welfare and social work.
H. E. BIRDSONG.
Announcement is made by D. Appleton & Company of the early
appearance of a volume entitled "The God of the Liberal Chris-
tian", written by D. S. Robinson, '10, now head of department of
philosophy in Miami University. In 1924 the same publishers
issued ' ' The Principles of Reasoning ; an Introduction to Logic and
Scientific Method" by Daniel Sommer Robinson.
"BUTLER DAY" IN CHICAGO
March 13 was "Butler Day" at the Salon of Indiana Artists.
Two things combined to make this a memorable occasion in the
history of the Butler College Club of Chicago: one was the very
interesting Indiana Art Exhibit; the other was Miss Graydon's
presence in our midst.
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It was with no small amount of interest that twenty-seven But-
lerites (with others dropping in later) gathered together for
luncheon, and for hearing Miss Graydon's talk on present-day af-
fairs at the Alma Mater: — the large numbers, the growth of en-
dowment and building funds, the atheletic outlook since the resig-
nation of Mr. Page, and other things we were all eager to hear.
She made various definite suggestions as to the possible accomplish-
ments of our Club, and closed asking us not to stand back and
coldly criticize our College, but help her, think for her, feel for
her, pray for her, for she is a living being with mind and heart and
soul, and she is putting up a brave fight. These suggestions in
the light of Miss Graydon's own loyalty and devotion met with a
ready response in the group that sat listening.
As Hoosiers, we have a special interest in the Art and Artists
of Indiana. The Butler College Club of Chicago shared in the ex-
hibit to the extent of raising a prize fund of fifty dollars which
was awarded by the jury to Mr. Carl C. Graf of Indianapolis. This
prize picture was a beautiful landscape in oils entitled "Gray
Misty Morning". After the luncheon a tour of the galleries was
made by the Butler people conducted by Mr. Edgar Forkner, win-
ner of the first prize in water colors. The exhibit made by over
three hundred and fifty artists was one of which all Hoosiers might
well be proud.
Those present at the luncheon were:
Miss Katharine Merrill Graydon, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W.
Bridge, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford H. Browder, Mr. Henry P. Bruner,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davison, Mrs. Hope W. Graham, Miss Flora
N. Hay, Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Hummel, Mrs. Edith Habbe Marx,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. McElroy, Dr. Earl McRoberts, Mrs.
Gwyneth Harry Meyer, Mrs. Cornelia Thornton Morrison, Dr.
Elam T. Murphy, Mr. M. 0. Naramore, Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Rogers,
Mr. Frank Sanders, Miss Helen Schell, Mr. Carl Turner.
But it was the presence of her who so completely embodies the
living spirit of Butler that made the occasion for all of us — in
reality as well as in name — "Butler Day".
MABLE FELT BROWDER, 15,
Secretary, Butler College Club of Chicago.
The activities of the League, organized three years ago, have
accomplished much on the' campus in the interest of the women.
At the first meeting of the present year a beautiful Freshman
Scholarship Cup was presented to that Freshman girl who had
maintained the highest average during the preceding year. Jane
Ogborn was the recipient. This Cup will be handed down year by
year to the one who has achieved like honor.
As the League purposes to support all worthy student enterprises
it also governs the activities of the women engaging in them. This
year the activity point system has been arranged with a view to
limiting the number of offices which a girl may hold, thus dividing
responsibility among the women in school. It is gratifying to state
that several colleges have written to Butler for a statement of this
plan to help formulate a similar system in their institution.
A bazaar was held on December 5, the profits of which added to
that in the Trust Fund for a Woman's Building increased the
amount to over one thousand dollars. Another committee is work-
ing to raise funds to purchase a piano for the chapel. The matinee
programs have been of unusual interest consisting of such numbers
as: a talk by Mrs. Beulah Brown Fletcher, member of the The-
atrical Press Representatives; a musicale with Mrs. Newell Brown
of Columbus soloist, and Miss Elsie Sweeney accompanist; the en-
tertainment for Riley Day of William Hough of Greenfield, cousin
of James Whitcomb Riley ; pleasant chalk talk by Chic Jackson ; a
lecture by Professor E. Merrill Root of Earlham College on "James
Stephens, Ireland's Poet"; a talk by Bert F. Merling, director of
the Indianapolis Theatre Guild, on "The Scope, History and Pos-
sibilities of Pantomime ; " a delightful talk on ' ' Poetry and the Ice
Man" by Meredith Nicholson. The League was also highly favored
by having as its guest Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of
Mills College and of the American Association of University
Through the efforts of the Matinee Program Committee a suc-
cessful Citizenship School was held for two days in March at the
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Propylaeum, for the purpose of stimulating interest in civic gov-
ernment on the part of women. Among the speakers on the pro-
gram were Henry Bentley of Cincinnati; Miss Charlotte Conover
of Dayton; Professor Howard E. Jensen of Butler College, also of
Indianapolis, E. 0. Snethen, James A. Rohbach, Walter Myers, R.
Walter Jarvis and others. Dean Evelyn Butler was toastmistress
at the banquet. This Citizenship School was held introductory to
the organization of a League of Women Voters in Butler, a step
toward educating students in non-partisan political matters.
The final activity of the year will be the annual May Day cele-
bration to be held at Fairview on May 21, or, if the weather be
inclement, on May 24. The Athletic department promises a big
inter-class track meet in the morning. From eleven to one o'clock
a breakfast-luncheon, fifty cents, will be served. Mr. Atherton
promises a celebration in connection with the formal opening of
some department of the University. The Butler Band will be on
hand. In the afternoon an elaborate mediaeval pageant will be
presented, immediately following which will be the installation of
the new officers of the League. The program of the full day wiU
close with a dance.
The alumni are most cordially invited to participate in our
May Day. VIRGINIA CURTIS, '2£,
President of the Women's League.
An appeal goes forth for the Alumni Scholarship Fund. The
value of this movement is two-fold: it pays the tuition of worthy
students (this year two) who otherwise could not have academic
advantages; and it asks for an expression from every former stu-
dent, not some great impossible amount, but just what he feels he
can give, thus forming a bond of union between classes and indi-
The readers of the Quarterly have received letters from their
class secretaries stating the above facts. All have not been an-
swered. If the secretary's name and address have been forgotten,
send replies to Miss Graydon, Butler College. She will see the
contribution is rightly placed. As the year nears its close kindly
attend to this matter without delay. Do not expect your class sec-
retary to write a second time.
It has been pleasant to receive memorial gifts as have come in
the name of Oliver Romeo Johnson, 78, and in the name of Kath-
arine Jameson Lewis, '16. It is hoped increasingly such response
may be made to the fund for remembrance of those who loved the
College while here.
The Commencement program will open with the Phi Kappa Phi
dinner on the evening of June 11. Class Day and Alumni Re-
unions and Supper on Saturday, the 12th. Baccalaureate sermon
on Sunday afternoon, the 13th. Fuller announcements will be
made known later. It is hoped there will be an unusually large
return of alumni, for the number of gatherings to be held on the
old campus is narrowing to very few. The caU, therefore, goes
forth — Come back!
The class of 1890 is making elaborate preparations, as it knows
how to make, for its thirty-sixth anniversary to be held in connec-
tion with Commencement, June 12-14. This class has the unusual
record of having no name starred on its membership list and it is
earnestly hoped that each of the eighteen will be able to be present.
Other anniversaries to be especially observed are by the class of
1875, the class of 1901, the class of 1916, the class of 1921.
THE BUTLER DRIFT
A ''Drift" that promises to surpass all previous local efforts
will be distributed May 25. Wilson Daily is editor and Lucy
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Ashjian, associate editor. A new note is struck in the subversion
of activities to art, this work being student product, under Wal-
lace Richards, by advanced students of John Herron.
The book is divided into seven sections: Academic, Personnel,
Sports, Extra-curricular, Fraternities, Law and Advertising.
Academies, comprising the first thirty-two pages, editor, Jabez
Wood, is the ''feature" section, revolutionizing conventional treat-
ment of the ex-libris, foreword and dedication pages and stressing
learning as the ultimate in college. Hand lettering, color initial
letters, pen sketches and three-color plates feature it. A medieval
design is the central theme throughout the book.
Personnel, containing 1,000 class and faculty photographs, fol-
lows, managed by Martha Zoercher.
In the Athletic section, the only humor of the annual is ably
carried out in the sub-division pages, edited by Joseph Helms.
Club write-ups account for twenty pages of the total 320. Group
and mount pictures with identifications follow each editorial ac-
count. Editor, Billie Mae Kreider.
The Greeks are given prominence in the ''Fraternities" section,
by Maude Searcy.
Sixteen pages are devoted to the Indiana Law School, handled
by the art section.
The concluding pages comprise the $1,500 advertising section,
under Ralph Hitch.
The covers are of Malloy manufacture, vermillion with gold
edges. The Butler seal decorates the front cover. The paper is a
special Strathmore deckle-edged stock of sepia tint. Engraving is
by the Indianapolis Engraving Company and printing by William
Mitchell of Greenfield.
About 700 copies have been sold and it is hoped that 1,000 will
be by date of issuance.
The staff editing this year's book is working whole-heartedly to-
ward the production of another prize winner; rewinning the Art
Crafts Guild contest means permanent retention of the 1925 award.
Miss Mattie Empson, '12, is living in West Palm, Beach, Florida.
Mrs., W. B. Parks (Mattie Wade, '84), is living in Pittsburg,
Miss Virginia Kingsbury, '18, spent the month of February in
There are 1,369 students enrolled in the College for the present
Miss Lena Weitknecht, '25, is teaching History in the Kokomo
George A. Smith, '20, is principal of the high school in West-
field, New Jersey.
Henry P. Bruner, '23, is connected with the Midland Utilities
Company of Chicago.
President and Mrs. Aley have returned from a ten-weeks' visit
in California and Hawaii.
Miss Sarah E. Cotton, registrar of the College, took a two weeks'
respite in March in Miami, Florida.
Frank M. Sanders, ex- '20, is connected with the American Post-
office Equipment Company of Chicago.
B. F. Dailey, '87, and Mrs. Dailey have returned to Irvington
from the winter spent in southern California.
Wood linger, '12, assistant professor in English, speaks fre-
quently upon topics making for Good Citizenship.
Miss Corinne Welling, '12, after several weeks spent in Roches-
ter, Minnesota, is convalescing at her home in Indianapolis.
Miss Nellie Moorman, a former student, is teaching history in
the Western High School of Washington and living at the Cairo
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Mrs. Florence McHatton Moffett has bought a home in Irving-
ton, at 72 North Layman avenue, where she and her four sons are
Mrs. Mary Padou Young, '18, is spending the year in New York
City where she and Mr. Young are working at Columbia Uni-
Dr. Rufus M. Jones of Haverford College delivered in the chapel
in March three lectures upon "The Nature and Value of Mystical
Miss Ethel R. Curryer, '97, has been elected treasurer of the
Settlement School the Pi Beta Phi Sorority supports in Gatlinburg,
John Orus Malott, ex- '17, has been appointed a specialist in
commercial education in connection with the Bureau of Education
Miss Fannie Miner, ex- '06, is connected with the Massachusetts
Mutual Insurance Company located in the Continental Building
Roger W. Wallace, '09, is associated with Thomas A. Berling in
the general contracting business in Miami Beach, Florida, with
offices at 835 Lincoln Road.
Stanley Sellick, '16, received last June his B. D. degree from
Yale University. He holds a pastorate in Lebanon, Conn., where
he and his family are living.
Joseph Ostrander, ex- '15, has left Indianapolis for an indefinite
period to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has been joined
by Mrs. Ostrander and little daughter.
Claris Adams, ex- '10, is candidate for nomination for United
States Senator, long term, at the next primaries ; while Oscar Ryan,
ex- '11, of Anderson, has announced himself as candidate for the
short term of Senatorship.
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Miss Maria Leonard, '06, Dean of Women at University of Illi-
nois, will be the principal speaker at the Pi Beta Phi Founders'
Day luncheon on April 24 in Indianapolis.
Professor W. L. Richardson represented Butler College at
the meetings of the National Education, being especially inter-
ested in the sessions of the department of education.
Mrs. David 0. Thomas of Minneapolis, daughter of Mr. Ovid
Butler, is visiting Indianapolis friends on her migration from
Florida, where she spent the winter, to her northern home.
At the recent election of officers the Butler Men's Club chose
for president. Earl T. Bowham C'Tow") ; for vice-president, R.
W. Thompson; for secretary-treasurer, Theodore Davenport.
On March 1 announcement was made that Austin V. Clifford,
'17, had become a member of the law firm of Matson, Carter, Ross
& McCord, with offices at 947 Consolidated Building, Indianapolis.
Bloor Schleppy, ex- '12, who has been with the public relations
department of the New Orleans Electric Bond Company for sev-
eral years, has been appointed secretary of the Chicago Local of
the American Newspaper Publishers' Association.
Officers of the Women's Faculty Club elected for the ensuing
year are : president, Mrs. J. W. Putnam ; 1st vice-president. Miss
Evelyn Butler; 2nd vice-president, Mrs. Gino Ratti; secretary,
Mrs. Parr Armstrong; treasurer, Miss AUegra Stewart; corre-
sponding secretary, Mrs. Frederick Kershner.
Marshall Davis, '90, and Mrs. Davis (Emma Johnson, '94) of
Miami University, have been spending their sabbatical year in
Europe. Dr. Davis took a course of lectures in Cambridge where
he finished his textbook in physiology and then went to Naples
where he is doing research work in the Biological Station.
Rev. Milo J. Smith, former student, has resigned his pastorate
of the Centenary Christian Church and gone to San Francisco to
become superintendent of missions for the Christian Church in
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northern California. Mrs. Smith and children will remain in In-
dianapolis until the summer.
Dean Evelyn Butler attended the annual meeting of the Deans
of Women held in connection with the National Education Asso-
ciation in Washington from February 22 to 25. She was on the
program and received the honor of election to the treasurership of
the National Association of Administrative Women in Education.
Oscar C. Ries, '25, will conduct a Students' Tour under the man-
agement of the McComb Tours. The successful handling of these
Tours (Miss Virginia McComb, '01), for the past twenty-three
years is generally recognized by those who wish the best in travel,
with a minimum of care and annoyance. The McComb Tours are
affiliated with the Union Trust Company of Indianapolis.
Paul Randall Wright, ex- '98, war correspondent and world trav-
eler, has been assigned to the Far East on the foreign staff of the
Miami Daily News and the Chicago Daily News. He has been a
member of the editorial staff of the Chicago Daily News for twenty
years, and during the World War was its accredited correspondent
with the American expeditionary forces in Siberia. He has trav-
eled in Japan, Siberia, Russia, China and the Philippines.
Eugene M. Weesner, '22, wrote from Nebraska: "Here I am
about eight hundred miles from home, with no chance of getting
back for another month, and I get an invitation to the Founders'
Day Banquet! I can't think of anything I'd rather do on Satur-
day night, or anything more difficult to accomplish.
"The invitations were beautiful and the program sounds very
interesting. Best wishes for an exceptionally fine celebration."
Rev. Stanley R. Grubb, '99, has resigned his work at Columbia,
South Carolina, and returned to his former pastorate in Athens,
Georgia. The following editorial comment was made in the SoiotJi
Carolina Christian : Mr. Grubb is a man of deep conviction, stem
in his decisions and indefatigable in pushing to a successful conclu-
sion anything he undertakes. All people respect his convictions,
admire the stern character and love him because of his never-let-up
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propensities of putting over a worth-while job. Men of his strength
of character will be missed not only in their circle of acquaintance,
but aii over the State in which they live and act.
Oscar C. Helming, '88, who is professor of Economics at Carlton
College, Northfield, Minnesota, recently spent a week-end with his
mother and sisters in Indianapolis before leaving for Europe on
his sabbatical year. On his way to New York he stopped at Chicago
to present a course in "Ethical Aspects of Business" at the Uni-
versity of Chicago. On February 21 he sailed from New York,
following the Mediterranean route to Beirut, Syria, where he will
spend a month or more with his son, Vernon, who is an instructor
at the American University. From there he will go to England
and later to the continent to make a study of the economic condi-
tions in the principal European countries.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hobgood (Tobitha Alderson, ex- '17), and
their three children, are spending the spring college term in Irv-
ington. In September, 1925, they returned to America from their
mission home at Lotumbe, Belgian Congo, where for several years
they have been doing evangelistic, industrial and educational work,
including the making of translations. Mr. Hobgood will receive
the degree of Master of Arts at the College of Missions in June.
In the early summer the family will go to Belgium for two or
three months' study, from where they will return to the Congo.
Colonel and Mrs. W. H. Tefft and daughter Julia Anne spent
the months of February and ]\Iarch in Indianapolis on their way
from a two years stay in the Philippines to their new station at
Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Mrs. Tefft was formerly Miss Cordelia
Butler and is the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Scot Butler. Dur-
ing her stay in Indianapolis, Mrs. Ovid McQuat Butler, formerly
Miss Adele McMaster, came from her home in Washington, D. C,
and visited Mrs. Carlos Recker. Mrs. Tefft and Mrs. Ovid Butler
were college friends and charter members of the Kappa Alpha
Theta Chapter, installed at Butler in 1907. During their stay in
Indianapolis there were many pleasant reunions of the group of
girls in college at that time.
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Kiser-Weight — On October 23, 1925, were married in Florida
Mr. William H. Kiser, '24, and Miss Virginia May Wright, of
St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Kiser are at home in Indian-
Gray-Doles — On January 16 were married Mr. Herman B. Gray
and Miss Helen Doles, ex- '17, in Greensburg, Indiana. Mr. and
Mrs. Gray are at home in Indianapolis.
Newman-Pollak — On February 14 were married in Indianap-
olis Mr. Irving Newman and Miss Anna Pollak, '25. Mr. and Mrs.
Newman are at home in Indianapolis.
Habbe-Lewis — On March 10 were married in Neponset, Massa-
chusetts, Dr. John Edwin Habbe, and Miss Anna Mary Lewis. Dr.
and Mrs. Habbe are at home in Norfolk, Virginia.
Heemstra-Hussey — On March 28 were married in Carmel, In-
diana, Mr. Simon Heemstra and Miss Garnet Kathryn Hussey, '23.
Mr. and Mrs. Heemstra are at home in Dowagiac, Michigan.
Cline-Heuss — On April 3 were married in Indianapolis Mr.
Grady W. Cline and Miss Esther Heuss, '20. Mr. and Mrs. Cline
are at home in Indianapolis.
Baker— To Mr. C. M. Baker, '19, and Mrs. Baker (Louise Stew-
art, '20), on March 16, in Indianapolis, a son — David Stewart.
Harrison — To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Harrison (Mary Edna
Shelley, '19), on February 16, in Knoxville, Tennessee, a daughter
— Edna Louise.
Harrison — To Mr. William H. Harrison and Mrs. Harrison
(Josephine Lewis, '22), on February 1, in Indianapolis, a daugh-
ter — Martha Jo.
HiLi.— To Mr. Thomas N. Hill, '17, and Mrs. HiU (Elma Alex-
ander, '16), on March 10, in Fountain City, Indiana, a daughter —
Lentz — To Mr. Richard E. Lentz, '22, and Mrs. Lentz (Ruth Fill-
more, ex- '21), on July 9, 1925, in Wadsworth, Ohio, a son — Rich-
ard Edward, Jr.
Mitchell — To Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell (Marguerite C. Sherwood,
'25), on November 22, 1925, in Indianapolis, a son — Hugh
Nethercutt — To Mr. William R. Nethercutt and Mrs. Nether-
cutt (Ruth Habbe, '17), on October 23, 1925, a son— Richard
Rose — To Mr. William Rose and Mrs. Rose (Mildred Kuhn, ex-
'16), on Janury 25, in Irvington, a daughter — Margaret.
Wright — To Mr. and Mrs. Wright (Luella Nelson, '19), in Jan-
uary, in Indianapolis, a daughter — Dorothy Louise.
The Quarterly extends its sympathy to Dean Frederick D.
Kershner and Professor Bruce L. Kershner, of the College of Re-
ligion, in the recent death in Irvington of their mother.
CuLBERTSON — William D. Culbertson, student at the College
from 1871- '74, died at his home in Indianapolis in January at the
age of seventy-four years. He graduated from the Indiana Med-
ical College and was for a time in the office of Dr. P. H. Jameson.
Later he practiced medicine in Broad Ripple, but he did not con-
tinue his practice for long. For a number of years he was salesman
connected with the Fishback Company.
Mr. Culbertson is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John S. Fish-
KiRKPATRiCK — Judge Lcx J. Kirkpatrick, member of the Board
of Directors of Butler University, died in Indianapolis on March
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21 and was buried from his home in Kokomo, Indiana, on the 24th.
Early in life Mr. Kirkpatrick decided to be a lawyer, and was
admitted to practice in 1875. As a young man he brought to the
profession a respect for the fundamentals that was lasting. There
was a majesty about the law that both inspired and awed him,
and he conceived it to be one of his greatest privileges to uphold
not only the Constitution, but the laws that flowed from it.
Not only as a lawyer, but as a judge as well, did he come in con-
tact with legal problems. A Democrat in politics, he overcame a
normally large Republican majority in the circuit then composed
of Howard and Tipton counties, and was chosen judge. Follow-
ing an interval during which he practiced law, he was appointed
judge of the new Howard circuit court. Other lawyers recognized
Judge Kirkpatrick 's ability and faithfulness. He was honored
as president of the Howard County Bar Association, as president
of the Indiana State Bar Association and as vice-president for
Indiana of the American Bar Association.
Judge Kirkpatrick took a deep interest in the Constitution con-
test for which The Indianapolis News has been sponsor in Indiana,
and believed that it would bring youth into closer contact with the
basic laws of the nation and cause a greater respect for American
institutions. He was active as a member of the Christian Church
and as a leader in industrial affairs. One of Judge Kirkpatrick 's
greatest interests was Butler University. He was a member of the
Board of Directors and a generous supporter of the University's
financial campaign for a new plant. He saw in the law, in his
church and in the University, opportunities to stress the important
and worth-while truths of life. His loss will be most keenly felt in
Kokomo, and the whole State will mourn his passing. — Copied
from The Indianapolis News.
LuTZ — The Quarterly extends its sympathy to Miss Juna M.
Lutz, '17, assistant professor in the department of mathematics, in
the death of her mother on April 3 at the home in Indianapolis.
Parker — James I. Parker, student at the College in the early
seventies, died in New Orleans on February 25, and was buried on
the 28th in Washington, D. C. Besides his widow, he is survived
by two sons, P. C. Parker of New Orleans, and Claude I. Parker of
Judge Parker began his public career in 1883 in his native city,
Tipton, Ind., as a city attorney upon admission to the bar follow-
ing completion of his legal training at Northwestern Christian Uni-
versity, now Butler University. In 1887 he was elected a member
of the House of Representatives of the State of Indiana and after
one term came to Washington. He was admitted to practice before
the United States Supreme Court in 1889. The same year he was
appointed principal examiner of land claims and contests in the
General Land Office of the Department of the Interior and held
the post for two years.
In 1900 he was elected mayor of Tipton, returning to Washington
in 1903 to become an assistant attorney in the Department of the
Interior. Other positions he held were chief of the lands and rail-
roads division of the Secretary of the Interior's office, private secre-
tary to the Secretary of Interior and assistant attorney to the Secre-
tary in 1908-1909. He then became law examiner for the Forest
Service for several years, returning to become chief clerk of the
Interior Department in 1913. He resigned in 1915 and was asso-
ciated with the Transatlantic Steamship Conference.
Sweeney — Reverend Z. T. Sweeney died at the Methodist Hos-
pital in Indianapolis on February 4, and was buried from the
Tabernacle Christian Church on the 8th in the Columbus city
In the death of the Rev. Zachary Taylor Sweeney, Indiana lost
one of its notable figures — a man whose reputation as a preacher,
lecturer and religious worker extended to all parts of the country.
Mr. Sweeney was a Kentuckian, the son and grandson of ministers
of the Disciples Church. He attended an academy in Illinois and
later was a student at the old Asbury — now Depauw — University
at different times. Feeling the desire to become a clergyman, at
an early age he began preaching in Paris, 111., and later was called
to the pastorate of the Tabernacle Christian Church at Columbus,
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Ind., a pastorate he held for more than twenty years and one that
he gave up over the protests of his parishioners. For short periods
he was pastor of a church in Louisville and elsewhere, including a
pulpit in Brooklyn during the absence of the regular pastor.
The religious activity of Mr. Sweeney was not confined to his
pulpit utterances, eloquent and moving as they were. He took an
active part in all church work and stood four square for sound
citizenship and religion. His most recent labors, despite his seven-
ty-seven years, were regarded as his most effective. There was a
tradition that no matter how large the debt on a new church might
be, the Rev. Mr. Sweeney could wipe it out with the appeals he
made following a dedicatory sermon. For many years he had been
a trustee of Butler College and was chairman of the committee
that conducts the department of religion.
During the administration of President Harrison Mr. Sweeney
was consul-general to Constantinople, a position that had been
held by General Lew Wallace. He served there with distinction
and became a close friend of the sultan of Turkey. He was the
first fish and game commissioner appointed in Indiana and held
the commissionership for twelve years. Under his direction the
first game preserves were established and the first work done in
the state leading to the fish and game department as it is now
organized and administered. He loved nature and his fellowman
and was a delightful companion, full of rare stories apt for any
For the last few years Mr. Sweeney held no regular pastorate.
He was known rather as a pastor of the Christian Church at large,
ready to answer a call anywhere, eager to be of service to the faith
for which he had labored during a long and successful career.
He lectured widely on foreign, domestic and religious problems
and was the author of books of travel. His acquaintance was not
bounded by the borders of the nation and his friends and admirers
were legion. A few years ago, while abroad, he was welcomed by
Lloyd George, and at the latter 's request, preached in the church
in "Wales of which the former British premier is a communicant.
He visited Russia and studied the church situation there, establish-
ing consultant relations with outstanding leaders. He belonged to
that stalwart "elder race of men" of whom so many came from
Kentucky and southern Indiana. Forced by circumstances to bat-
tle their way through life, they became self-reliant and invincible.
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Class Poem — 1926 Rebecca E. Pitts
Chemistry, Health'^ Torchbearer Janet Rioch
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The Quarterly is dedicated.
One port, methought, alike they sought,
One purpose hold where 'er they fare, —
bounding breeze ! rushing seas !
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BUTLER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY
VoL XV JULY, 1926 No. 2
SPECIALISM AND SYMMETRY
By Dr. Raphael H. Miller
Members of the graduating class, alumni and friends of Butler
College: I will speak on the subject of "Specialism and Sym-
One of the strange phenomena of our times is found in the
fact that we live in a world of knowledge easily obtained and
easily available accompanied by an intensity of narrowness and
fragmentarianism and limitation for our individual thinking and
our individual living., The total knowledge of the world, that
which belongs to all our humanity, is very vast. But the amount
that is compassed by any of us and by the best of us, is very small.
The problem of the hour is the problem of the specialist. Philip
Brooks said a long time ago that all the streams of knowledge are
poured down the sleuth ways of our popularity. Our knowledge
is the knowledge we desire, the knowledge we are prejudiced
toward and the knowledge we can use. It is a strange fact that
with all the world extending about us and the horizon of thinking
and of living being pushed back with great rapidity into the vast
distances, that the phenomena of our time should be the intensi-
fying of partisanship, of nationalism, of race prejudices, of sec-
tarianism and of specialism. Just at a time when you would expect
the human efforts and the human life to be most highly balanced,
we are faced with the unwarranted and the almost unfathomable
social fact that life for the individual is becoming narrower and
more prejudiced. It is the age of specialism and of fragmentari-
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It is Willard Sperry who tells us that there is a rapid increase
in all fields of experiment in the technical and social field, a vast
increase of spreading knowledge in life and in the application to
life and human needs.
Young people, you have on the spectacles of life, you have
looked out upon the world. Today you become the spectators
who go forth to apply your thinking to living your lives in a
world that is very vast, in the midst of which there is the un-
fortunate temptation to live a life which runs in grooves or limited
channels along the line of specialism. We are tempted to shut our
eyes to every sort of endeavor except that which will tell for us,
and this is our great test. It is easier to write a brief than to write
a thesis and it is easier to live for a case than for a cause.
As I got up to leave the train this morning and my baggage was
being arranged to be taken off, the porter said, "Haven't you a
brief case?" And I looked around and everybody in the car
had a brief case. Everybody carries a brief case now, but how
few have a great cause for which to live. How few lawyers when
pleading a special case, or business men when carrying on their
special business and promoting their special enterprises, have
back of it and above it and around it the great causes to which a
whole life can be committed. The need is for men and women who
can live under a whole sky.
In a book, the Rosary, it is portrayed that so many until com-
ing to a great crisis in life delay in taking a big view of things.
And that is the lesson I wish to give to you this morning. Try to
take a big view. You will be tempted to take the narrow view.
Your life will necessarily be partly ruled by your convictions, by
the successfulness of your enterprise and by the limitation of your
knowledge. It is so easy to put up in the nearest port, to be in-
fluenced by others and by prejudices, by our own limited per-
ceptions and resources, to see the good and the truth and the
worth while things to be done all about us.
Dr. John Hutton says that we are afflicted with the torment of
limitation. The man who is making a humanized effort to readjust
himself and get hold of the broad sense of life, cannot do so by
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being content to sit under the flame of his own candle and believe
that in that light is all truth and all right. The door of life does
not open that way. What man sitting in his office or study and
viewing the world through his own activities, his own convictions,
his own training, his own prosperity, his own attainments, is not
continually tormented with the insistence of a vast world outside
seeking for entrance? What man is not tormented by that great
sun that seeks to burst through his satisfied exterior and sound
the recesses of his soul ?
Every day I am confronted by the need, the necessity of view-
ing things in a big way, of the need of knowledge and truth and
facts that lead up to the truth, and I say to you that I would do
everything to resist the reorganizing of my life to a narrower
plane. The highest kind of satisfaction comes from living up to
the new and larger things, yet it is so much easier to be partisan
and to be specialists.
How many of our prejudices, our false judgments, are based on
lack of information. J. Y. Simpson says, ' * Let not one man think
that his limitations are those of another." And I say, let not the
theologian assume that the limitations of faith are the limitations
of facts. Let not the man in the laboratory assume that the limi-
tations of his method are the limitations of experiments in the
realm of religion and the social world.
If only we could put fragmentarianism out of our lives, set
aside our prejudices and get a big view of things, see something
great and grab hold of the things that give new power we would
accomplish something in this vast world in which you and I are
called upon to live.
There are some people who think with their brain or whatever
the thinking organ is, and others think with their hearts, and their
blood and muscle and marrow of the bone, with their very lives.
Those who think only with their brain become indifferent and
bloodless. In the realm of those who think with their hearts, the
main problem is that of the facilities and ability to bring something
worth while to the world. There are so many modernists, and they
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are fragmentarianists. So many prejudices are based on partial
There is no place more conducive to specialism and partial
knowledge of facts than the university class room and the campus,
and the young men and women who go out with their decorations
and attainments into life.
Some one said, and they are remarkable words, that the tragedy
of Jesus was that he had to have disciples. Sinclair Lewis has
been in Kansas City spreading his doctrines and trying to tell us
how to live and think, and he said, "Why do you preachers think
you are called upon to defend Jesus Christ ? The best thing would
be for the churches and preachers to be silent for two hundred
years and let Jesus speak for himself. ' ' But Jesus selected disci-
ples, and every great teacher has selected disciples, and every great
truth has been spread by true disciples and where it may have been
the tragedy of Jesus, it is according to the New Testament. It is
the tragedy of every cause, whether scientific, social, religious, edu-
cational, or political that it has disciples and advocates and wit-
nesses that are so bound up in selfish interests that they injure the
cause to which they are committed.
The need is for a clearer insight and a deeper insight into the
world of knowledge and the relationships about us.
What I ask is that the man in the department of science who
day after day and night after night works in the laboratory and
looks upon the miracles that lie under the lenses, and views the
wonders and mysteries of a vast world that is as strange to me as
an unknown continent — all I ask is that in my department in which
I am as expert as he is in the world in which he lives — I ask that
in my department that he will believe I am as honest, as faithful
and as diligent in my search for the truth and in discovering the
facts as he is in his department. He has a right to ask that I shall
be as honest and as tolerant to him in his desire to find the truth
as he shall be to me.
It is Mr. Shaw who says that in all other departments he is
content to receive instructions; that he is willing to take advice
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from a shoemaker or a tailor without requiring or desiring an
explanation, satisfied to understand his own department and in all
other departments to allow those who are capable of giving that
understanding to interpret for him.
It is hard to choose between symmetry and tolerance. It is dif-
ficult to be tolerant without being prejudiced. It is hard to be the
one and everyone understands that the man who cares for a cer-
tain thing is more than a match for the man who does not care,
and the man who cares the least in his search for the truth is so
apt to become indifferent and will never find the truth.
In every department in life we will find our common cause, and
then we stay in that particular specialty or department. I find the
great problem in my life is to be tolerant and at the same time not
to be prejudiced, to look upon the whole world of truth with kind-
ness and yet hold close to my heart a prejudice for the particular
cause to which I am called to witness.
America had a case when Belgium was invaded. America had
a case when the Lusitania was sunk. But when President Wilson
raised that call for men from the east and west to help make the
world safe for democracy, then she had a cause and three million
young men from the Atlantic to the Pacific began to march to that
song, "We are going over, and we won't come back till its over
over there. ' '
Every man has his test, but when life with its illusions and
knowledge raises its mighty call, then we begin to march to the
drum beat of the soul, to the trumpet call of the hosts of Heaven
which call us to the onset.
Young men and young women, there never was a great conquest
won to which men rode mounted upon hobby horses. There is a
vast difference between a hobby and a cause, between a prejudice
and a conviction, between intolerance and prejudice. The need of
the world today is that men shall take their hobbies and their spe-
cialties and mould them into great causes.
I do not think there is anything in the world today that is so
driving men into fraud and graft and violation of the laws of life
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and living, as the insincerity of the men pleading our cases before
our courts, of men who plead cases rather than causes.
We had a great murder trial in Kansas City not long ago. A
young man, a lawyer of great promise, brought out what seemed
to be the best of his manhood in holding up the witness to honor
and respect and in justifying her act, until the reporter said he
was sure the jury would bring in a verdict for her acquittal. But
the facts were against her and the jury brought in a verdict for
conviction and when it was all over, the young lawyer stepped up
and congratulated them and in a report indicated that the case
which he had been arguing was not a cause in his own heart, that
he did not believe the things he said and that he was arguing
against his conviction. He was trying to win a case but not trying
to save a cause. I do not understand that in the legal or any
other profession, a man has a right to argue for a case back of
which he has no cause. And there are cases being argued in the
pulpit, in the laboratory, in the class room, in the instructor's room
and in the physician's office — cases that are not backed by a great
It has gotten in the medical world that they mark the body off
in certain areas. These areas are as distinct as the boundaries of
the states in the continent. The modern physician studies only his
certain area and has nothing to do with the other areas of the body.
If you go to a doctor and have nothing wrong in his certain area
it is not his case, and a great physician told me the other day that
the greatest calamity in the medical profession today is that there
are very few doctors coming out of the medical schools who are
able to make a diagnosis. They have their area in which they op-
erate. Beyond that they have no knowledge. You may have ap-
pendicitis, gall stones, a brain affection or heart disease, but if
you go to the doctor whose area is somewhere else he does not
know anything about your trouble, with the result that people are
falling back on sources of consultation where it is supposed and
claimed they can receive a diagnosis with reference to their total
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That is true in all the other professions. We have our areas and
specialties, and if you come to me with a certain trouble then I am
at a loss in making any diagnosis of your disease. I am pleading
not that any man know everything, because the area of knowledge
has become too vast to do more than stand before the threshold,
but I am pleading in view of the fact that the knowledge has be-
come so limited, that our specialty is so limited — I do plead that
in these vast areas that lie before us, we shall have patience
and kindness, we shall leave to those who are making an honest
and earnest investigation the right to proceed and to give to us
the truth based upon their investigations verified by the experience
I never felt there was any conflict between the sciences and re-
ligion. It is in our minds that we are not big enough, intelligent
enough to accept all the conclusions of science and adjust them to
all the accepted truths of our spiritual experience. I think if we
were able to combine them we should see there is no conflict any-
where as to the truth in one department with that in the other.
The conflict is in us. The impossibility is in us. The difficulty is
in us because we must be specialists, we must be limited, we must
Then I bring this last word. It is another word by Dr. Sperry.
He said that a case can be made a cause.
I talked not long ago with a man who had gone into Central Asia
in the Andrews expedition. He came back a short time ago, and
he said : ' ' Dr. Miller, I would like to have you come out and spend
an evening with me. I have specimens and notes I would like to
have you discuss with me." But I am afraid to go and I acknowl-
edge it. I am afraid in my heart and mind to sit down with a
man scientifically minded and discuss a specimen and notes and
follow him and understand him and try to let my mind go out to
his and I am afraid that I will not be able to bring his mind to
mine so that he will see as I see and know what I know. This is
the tragedy of modern life where we are shut up in our own special
departments with our limited libraries. Why anybody going into
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my library would know my profession because it is limited to my
department, because I am a lonely man and he is a lonely man. You
are going out into a world where you will be lonely. And just be-
cause you are going into a world where you will be lonely, I ask you
to remember that there are others who are lonely also. You may
think that you can hold nothing in common with those of another
department, and we may look with difference of opinion upon the
truths with reference to Jesus Christ and the New Testament. But
I want you to remember that you are lonely and I am lonely in
tliis vast world, and what is the perspective that I want you to
have? It is just this: That the highest cause and the divinest
cause will at last justify itself. Keep yourself in the presence of
the best in any area of life. Keep yourself in the presence that
reveals the best in your area. Never be satisfied in any lower level
of life in any area. I ask you when you come into the area of life
in which I work, that you challenge me for the best I know and
believe, and the best I can see through the divine Christ and that
you look upon my truths with tolerance, for the highest cause will
at last justify itself. And when you take me into your area do
not take me into the lower realms but into the best that you know
in the area you possess, for the highest and divinest cause will at
last justify itself. There are thousands of places where I cannot
think, but I must live in my area and accept the truths of those
who live in theirs.
So my word to you, my young friends of Butler, this morning
is that you make the great causes your cases and that you will
at last find symmetry. There are too many people who are lop-
sided and corrupted. I am asking that you shall go out to a life
of symmetry and that it will be lived on the level of the divinest
experiences that life can give.
CLASS POEM— 1926
By Rebecca E. Pitts
Today will be remembered thru long years —
For its fresh laughter and its sunny skies,
Its gathering of the old grads and our class
To honor Alma Mater in this wise.
With glad hearts we pay homage as we pass,
Yet not untouched by tears —
For true friends we must part from ; for long hours
Of care-free laughter; for sunny walks in May,
Arched by green trees over each winding way,
When Irvington is lovely with her flowers.
The library, with its cool romantic rooms.
Its trysting steps, will know our feet no more.
And years to come will find us wandering
Along new paths, by streams not loved before —
Where mightier trees leaf out as each new spring
Her magic green assumes ;
And vaster halls will front each wooded hill.
And greener lawns will slope where fountains play.
Enough. We are met in these old halls today —
And pausing, a dim sadness leaves us stilL
It is good to pause, good to accord a sigh
To the scene of well-remembered yesterdays ;
But better, in going, to renew our faith.
It is good to give the future school high praise;
Better — to pledge our service until death
Severs the loyal tie.
In each heart, then, in going, let us fix
Firmer devotion to her — truer zeal
To serve the Alma Mater. May she feel
Her loyalest sons are those of "twenty -six."
CHEMISTRY, HEALTH'S TORCHBEARER*
By Janet Rioch, '26
Fear not to go where fearless Science leads,
Who holds the keys of God.
The "dark ages" of Medicine are past. A glowing torch lights
up the path of her progress and the bearer of the torch is the
genius of Chemistry, Centuries ago in the land of Egypt the first,
faint spark was kindled, when chemicals were for the first time
used as medicine. That spark, cherished by the alchemists of old,
smouldered through the years. At last it burst into a tiny flame
and glowed ever brighter as the science of chemistry developed.
Now, the torch of Chemistry illumines the way toward the eon-
quest of disease. Truly enough, there are shadows ahead; and
the way is often rough, but Medicine with dauntless steps follows
the gleaming torch.
One of those whose clear vision pierced the gloom during the
latter half of the nineteenth century was Louis Pasteur. He was a
trained chemist and his piercing analysis solved problems that
advanced the cause of Medicine, and Science in general, by many
years. He showed in his magnificent work the dependence of the
medical sciences upon chemistry. Robert Boyle was in a prophetic
mood when he said, two hundred years before, that the man who
could determine the nature of the process of fermentation would
be able to account, in a large measure, for the phenomena of dis-
ease. Pasteur was that man., He overthrew the theory of spon-
taneous generation and incontrovertibly proved that specific "mi-
crobes" caused fermentation and putrefaction. One is aghast at
the revolting description of the state of surgery at that time. Mor-
tality following amputation was over sixty per cent ; no one thought
of disinfectants. Pasteur's early training as a chemist had taught
him above all things to be exact. He performed convincing ex-
periments to demonstrate the proposition that infection could come
•Prize-winning college essay on the Relationship of Chemistry to Health and
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from the air or from the hands of the operator. It was the young
Scotch doctor, Lister, who first undertook to test carefully Pasteur's
proposition. He used carbolic acid (phenol) as a disinfectant and
reduced the mortality after amputation to fifteen per cent! Pas-
teur's signal work on vaccination and immunization borders on
the realm of bacteriology, but it must be admitted that his chem-
ist's training, his thirst for truth, lay at the bottom of his greatest
Another genius that added fire to the flaming torch was Emil
Fischer. He has been acclaimed as the greatest organic chemist
of the latter generation. His monumental study of the chemical
composition of carbohydrates and proteins has thrown light upon
the entire problem of metabolism. ''With an imagination tem-
pered only by a splendid scientific training, an originality of mind
which made a lasting impress upon every piece of work with which
he was associated. ... he gradually unfolded the mysteries that
had enshrined the most complex chemical substances known to
man."^ Fischer's most outstanding work was on the structure
and synthesis of proteins, those complex substances which have
been a constant riddle to chemists and physiologists. Fischer's
sjrtithesis of certain proteins showed in a wonderful way how this
may occur in the living organism. The specific nature of the en-
zymes and their action was another study of great importance
which Fischer undertook. Few men have accomplished so much
which has been of real value as this deep-thinking chemist.
Our gratitude should overflow to these great pioneers and to the
host of others who have been unmentioned. It is fitting to pay
tribute to their work, before turning our dazzled eyes to the bril-
liancy of present-day achievements.
Most startling to the general reader, although not necessarily
most important, are the accounts of the amazing effects upon the
human body of specific medicines. Years of experience taught
mankind that certain remedies were good for certain diseases.
It has remained for analytical chemistry to determine why this is
1 Benjamin Harrow, "Eminent Chemists of Our Time," D. Van N'ostrand & Co.,
New York, 1920.
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so and for synthetic chemistry to produce these remedies in their
purest form. Analytic and synthetic chemistry have not only
refined our drugs and greatly increased their potency, but they
have actually produced new substances never before formed in
nature. These new drugs contain the beneficial qualities of the
natural substances without the harmful ones.
It was known for years that cinchona bark was the specific rem-
edy for malaria. Then chemistry showed that the bark contained
twenty different alkaloids, only one of which was of value. This
pure substance, quinine, was isolated and found to be an ex-
tremely powerful protein poison. Its action, however, is only on
the malarial parasite. SjTithetic chemistry is now trying to isolate
its powerful destroying property in order to use it against any
Another wonderful improvement on nature is the refinement of
the chaulmoogra oil treatment for leprosy. Leprosy up to the
present day has been at once the most loathsome and the most
hopeless of diseases. To linger on from year to year, an object of
horror, dreaded by all, and yet suffering agonies that only death
will relieve, such has been the terrible lot of the leper. To chem-
istry has come the honor and the privilege of showing the way
towards cleansing the lepers and thus obeying the command of the
Man, who once stretched forth His hand to a victim of this dread
disease, and said, ''I will, be thou clean." A careful chemical ex-
amination of chaulmoogra oil showed that its therapeutic value lay
in the presence of the fatty acids of the chaulmoogric series. The
ethyl esters of these acids were extracted and it was found that
hypodermic injections of the purified esters were of more benefit
than the use of the oil itself. Treatment could also be carried on
over a much longer time without the unfavorable reactions caused
by the crude oil.
It has been my pleasure to see the wonderful change that comes
over lepers during this course of treatment. Their listlessness
goes, they brighten up and become active and begin again to enjoy
life. In advanced cases little can be done except to relieve and
Chemistry, Health's Torchbearer 95
lessen the suffering. In early cases, carried over a long course of
treatment, hope of recovery is good. Up to the present time
"cures" are not claimed, but the patients are released on parole
and may never need to return to the hospital. It is not hard to
imagine the joy springing, as a fountain, in the heart of the pa-
tient pronounced ''free from every indication of the disease."
From the days of Lister, antiseptics have been developed and
improved. Here chemistry shows the way. Again, in the broad
field of anesthetics, chemistry has an almost unlimited opportunity
for service. Ether was formed by Valerius Cordus, a tutor in
Materia Medica at Wittenberg in 1540 ; but it was not until 1846
that the first operation was performed with its use. Had medicine
in the old days been more ready to follow the lead of the labora-
tory, instead of scorn it, much human agony might have been
spared. Chloroform was used far more than ether at first, but it
gave way to the less harmful anesthetic. Careful regulation of the
amount given is absolutely necessary; but often, especially with
chloroform, the shock to the heart causes sudden death. It is for
this reason that anesthesia has been looked upon as such a terrible,
mysterious sleep, from which one may never awaken. Chemistry
has ushered in the era of the local anesthetic. Few discoveries
have brought more immediate relief to mankind than that of the
efficient harmless local anesthetic. Cocaine, the natural product
which is found in the coca leaves, is effective but very poisonous.
The chemist tore it apart and resynthesized it without the poison-
ous portion and called it novocaine — the invaluable local anes-
thetic. It was found that the blood washed away the injected sub-
stance and so anesthesia did not last. Adrenalin was injected along
with the novocaine to contract the blood vessels. This made it
possible to perform even major operations and the patient was
saved the danger and the bad after-effects of the general anes-
The isolation of adrenalin itself is one of the thrilling chapters
of chemical history. No adventurous voyage of discovery, no ex-
citing detective story can compare with the search for the active
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principle of secretion of the suprarenal glands. "The history of
this drug bears proud testimony to the powers of chemical re-
search in the present day. Though not much more than twenty-
five years have passed since the search for this unknown substance
began, not only has it been found, but its chemical constitution
has been determined, and the final result is the synthetic produc-
tion of a substance that is identical with the natural. ' '^
Let us pause a moment to think; of what is this marvelously
constructed body of ours made, that it should react as it does to
outside stimuli? What governs this intricate structure of cells
that each one, in a normal state, carries out its functions with such
The answer to these questions lies at the basis of the study of
health and disease. Physicians are not longer overloading the
system with the innumerable drugs of pharmacology. Rather they
are turning to chemistry to find the explanation of the way in
which the body reacts and how this reaction may be controlled.
The chemist and biologist, working together in the great science of
bio-chemistry, are steadily solving these problems. Chemistry leads
the way. Biology can go no farther than the microscope, while
chemistry dissects the very atoms themselves.
The chemistry of the blood presents a subject of intense interest
both to the physical and to the physiological chemist. From earli-
est times the blood has been looked upon as the symbol of life. It
forms the transportation system of the body and its constituents
affect every cell. It is extremely important, then, that the blood
be kept in a normal state. What is the normal state ? This again,
the chemist is called upon to determine. We look upon water as
being practically neutral in its reaction. If the change in the al-
kalinity of the blood were as great as the difference between tap
water and distilled water, the organism would instantly die. To
counteract this possibility of change, the blood contains certain
2 E. Poulsson, "Pharmacology and Therapeutics," Williams & Wilklns Co.,
Chemistry, Health's Torchbearer 97
compounds which react with the entering substances in sucli a way
as to maintain the normal alkalinity. The blood is thus an excellent
' ' buffer ' ' solution and is able to take care of all ordinary disturb-
ances. In cases of disease, however, such as diabetes mellitus, se-
vere nephritis, and food intoxication, these ''buffer'' substances
are used up and acidosis results. This also occurs when the diet
contains too much of the acid-forming foods, such as meat, fish,
a,nd eggs.. A change in diet, with increased carbohydrates which
give base-forming products, helps to correct the acidosis. The
mystery of this life-giving stream becomes so clear, when chemistry
explains, that we forget the years of accurate research which made
this explanation possible.
The processes of life are ultimately chemical. Oxidation and re-
duction is one of the most fundamental physiological reactions.
The process of respiration, we know, consists in taking in oxygen
and giving off carbon dioxide. In pulmonary tuberculosis, the
lung must have as much rest as possible. When both lungs are
affected this is not possible. A regulation of diet in a large meas-
ure helps to lessen the amount of work the lungs have to do. It
has been found that a high carbohydrate diet increases the amount
of carbon dioxide to be given off by the blood. This makes more
work for the lungs. If a fairly high protein diet is given, the pa-
tient does not require to breathe so deeply or so frequently to throw
off the carbon dioxide.
The body seems to be governed by a system of mysterious mes-
sengers, who pass unseen through the blood stream and deliver
their messages at the right door. These messengers are known as
hormones. They are secreted into the blood stream by the ductless
glands. Experiments on animals and observations of thyroid dis-
eases in humans have shown that the thyroid influences the meta-
bolism of the body. In cases where the thyroid has degenerated
or is removed, a very marked and truly terrible change comes over
the organism. The individual becomes listless and idiotic, the skin
dries and thickens, the hair falls out, the general metabolism is
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"slowed down." This condition is known as myxoedema, in
adults. In children it is called cretinism. Chemistry has presented
to medicine the synthetic hormone, thyroxin. When injected into
the blood stream, in regulated amounts, it will cure victims of
It Is a mistaken notion, however, to imagine that a person fed on
quantitative amounts of pure fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
will continue very long to live in health, or in fact to live at all.
Experiments have clearly demonstrated that animals fed on pure
substances fail to develop normally. Death regularly ensues. The
remarkable results obtained in experiments have been proved by
chemists to be due to a lack of certain "vital principles," the
vitamins. The vast amount of research done on them is justified
by the tremendous role they play in the metabolism of the body.
When the vitamin A is missing from the diet, the animal loses
weight, its resistance to disease is lowered. It develops a typical
opthalmia ; and atrophy of the thymus, spleen, pancreas, and heart
follow. Paralysis and at last atrophy of the heart and other or-
gans follow the omission from the diet of the vitamin B. Rickets
is a "deficiency disease" caused by a lack of vitamin X. Scurvy
follows an omission of vitamin C. Remarkable recovery follows
the administration of the vitamin even in extremely small doses.
Mendel very truly makes the following statement: "Bearing in
mind that the pathological phenomena described are among the
more obvious and unmistakable signs of disturbance, one cannot
avoid the suspicion that numerous less obvious, but equally detri-
mental defects or deteriorations as yet undetected and undeter-
mined may also occur in so-called avitaminosis. " "Recent ad-
vances have failed entirely to disclose the nature of vitamins or
the mode of their operation in the organism. "^
Of intense interest to every chemist is the work being carried on
now at Johns Hopkins University. A Japanese investigator, who
3 L. B. Mendel, "Nutrition, the Chemistry of Life," Yale University Press, New
Chemistry, Health's Torchbearer 99
recently died, claimed to have isolated one of the vitamins. His
papers do not make it clear whether it was vitamin A or B. These
papers on the investigation have been obtained by Dr. McCollum,
who is now repeating the work with the hope of verifying the de-
terminations and of actually isolating a vitamin.
The sick or convalescent individual requires vitamins to ''stimu-
late metabolic processes. ' ' The difficulty we now face is in supply-
ing the sick with known amounts of vitamins. Concerning the
feeding of vitamins to patients Emmett says, ''In short, recovery
should then be more rapid and convalescence shortened by this
procedure, all of which shows the relation of the vitamins — 'the
infinitely little' — to health and disease."*
Professor Louis Kahlenberg, in a recent address, pointed out in
what a tantalizing way the plants carry on their functions. Their
adjustments are so fine and they work so quietly. Yet we humans
go at things in our "hammer and tongs" style and expect results.
A close analogy may be drawn between the plant and the organism.
If we knew how these "infinitely little" principles, the vitamins
and hormones, acted we could control the body in a wonderful way.
There would be no need to drug the patient. Nature would be
quietly and gently helped by the means she herself uses.
There has not been an attempt in this essay to cover the entire
field of medicine, but in every branch chemistry is always the
leader, the forerunner, the torchbearer. In an address entitled
"First Get the Facts," Secretary Redfield said, "The mind of
science is one of high ideals. It is a modest mind, for it recognizes
that there are many things it does not know. ... It is a practical
mind, for it aims to find the hidden things of nature and put them
to use. . . . The scientific mind, if it be true to itself, knows no
passion, nor prejudice nor predilection, unless it be the passion
for the truth that is not yet known. ' '
This is the mind of Chemistry.
4 A. D. Emmett, "The Vitamins and Their Relation to Health and Disease,'
BUTLER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY
ISSUED JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER
Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis.
Subscription price, two dollars per year.
Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indi-
anapolis, Indiana, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Officers of the Alumni Association — President, John F. Mitchell, Jr., '06;
First Vice-President, Shelley D. Watts, '00; Second Vice-President, Mrs.
Mary Louise Ragsdale, '17; Treasurer and Business Manager, George A.
Schumacher, '25; appointees, Howard C. Caldwell, '15 and George A.
Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumaml Qiut/rterly — Katharine M.
The beauty of giving like the beauty of
is a worship of the Lord.
The latest benefaction to the College, that of Mrs. A. M. Robert-
son in her gift of real estate valued at $80,000, recalls gifts of
other women — women who have long been residents of Indian-
apolis and have done much to make the city safe and fair and
good. Each has carried on the traditions of early days, when in
the midst of meagre surroundings they lived and wrought — su-
perior women of intelligence and cultivation and spirituality. Of
similar character are those who have recently remembered in fine
form our growing institution.
The College is to be congratulated in such beneficence, and these
friends are to be congratulated in possessing the ability to make
real that which many a woman 's heart has visualized.
To give to the College a chapel is a wonderful gift. It will
breathe in stone of Mrs. Robertson's spirit of loyalty to high en-
deavors, interest in education, in the arts, especially music, in the
development of Indianapolis along lines of beauty.
Beautiful Giving 101
Some of us who are women are hoping the day is not far distant
when there may appear upon the campus a much-needed WOM-
AN'S BUILDING dedicated to the womanhood of the College, the
memory of which womanhood is one of the enriching possessions
of the Alma Mater. Or, as the College was pioneer in the world of
education, would it be better to dedicate such a structure to the
womanhood of earlj'^ Indiana?
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The program of Commencement week-end was ushered in by
the Phi Kappa Phi dinner given on the evening of June 11, at the
University Club. About sixty members were present and the oc-
casion was most enjoyable, especially the post-prandial feature.
Professor Henry M. Gelston as toastmaster introduced the fol-
What Phi Kappa Phi Means to the Undergraduate, Mr. Lewis
Scholarship versus Campustry, Miss Emily M. Helming, 1899.
Scholarship for Its Own Sake, Dean Frederick D. Kershner.
Our Educational Business, Miss Bertha Thormeyer, 1892.
A Fairview of Scholars, President Robert J. Aley.
CLASS AND ALUMNI DAY
On Saturday, the 12th, youth and maturity met and mingled
and joined hands in spirit and fellowship. It was a memorable
day for two classes in particular. For the class of '26, it marked
the close of undergraduate life; for the class of '90, it meant the
renewal of college associations thirty-six years after graduation.
One was departing, the other was returning. They passed on the
way, and in their greeting there was both pleasure and pathos.
Class Day exercises took place in the chapel in the afternoon.
The program, which was under the general direction of Justine
Halliday, carried out an unusual note of seriousness which was
impressive not only for the members of the senior class but also for
the many alumni who were present. Virginia Curtis presented a
carefully prepared class history, recalling the many contributions
of '26 to scholarship, athletics, oratory, dramatics, journalism, and
other phases of school life. The class prophet, Lewis Wilson,
looking at the future through the glass of the past, predicted that
high ideals would be the animating motive behind the deeds and
achievements of class members. The class will, read by J. Douglas
Perry, among other bequests, left to the faculty the trust of build-
ing and shaping the university of the future, and devised to the
men of the college the old spirit of fighting on until the last whistle
blows. The class poem, also serious in its appeal, was given by
Sarah Frances Downs, giftorian, provided the comic relief and
gave the program balance with her clever presentations to individ-
uals in the class. The class stunt, a take-off on various phases of
college life during the past year, was also uproariously funny.
Thus it was that the seniors' mingled feeling of sorrow and pleas-
ure at the prospect of graduation found fitting expression in the
well-blended program of sentiment and mirth.
David Konold, senior president, brought the afternoon to a
close by announcing that the class would present as a gift to the
school $180 to be applied to the fund being raised for the purchase
of a new piano for the chapel..
In the meantime, tables were being arranged on the front lawn
m the shadow of the administration building, and in the cool of
the evening, the old grads and the young grads, laden with lunch
boxes and baskets of food, came streaming back upon the campus
for the alumni supper. Old acquaintances were renewed across
the tables and reminiscences of college days were exchanged until
well nigh dusk when the company adjourned to the chapel for the
business session of the Alumni Association.
June 12, 1926
The leading activity for the year now ending of the Alumni
Association as an association has been the raising of two scholar-
ships of the value of tuition ($150 each) for worthy and appre-
ciative students who find the struggle of earning their way almost
heavier than can be met — a Sophomore girl and a Senior boy.
The association has through its class secretaries voted to continue
its work and will again give for next year two scholarships.
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The prime purpose of this activity on the part of the Alumni
Association is two-fold, not more to lighten the burden certain
young people are bravely and silently carrying than it is to have
the Association as an association unite in giving some worth-while
expression to the College — something which in the aggregate is
good, yet taxes heavily no one. There are two things the Asso-
ciation asks of its members — a contribution of one dollar or more
to the Alumni Scholarship Fund and a payment of the dues of
two dollars, this covering the subscription of The Quarterly.
The necrology of the year has been heavy, removing from our
midst some on whom we thought to lean, whose loyalty and whose
lives adorned our alumni record: William T. Sellers, 75, Miles
L. Clifford, 79, Lora C. Hoss, '81, Miss Blanche A. Eyker, '10,
Miss Lucile Sherritt, '16.
This evening the Association is to admit the class of '26, one
hundred ninety-two members. We congratulate them, we con-
gratulate ourselves. We look to them for continued loyalty in
furthering the large interests of their Alma Mater, and bespeak
for them that same fine activity as alumni which has character-
ized them as under-graduates throughout their four years.
It is a great pleasure to have in our midst for this occasion
so many of the out-of-town alumni. The Association values your
return and welcomes you of the long-ago, and you of the more re-
cent times. Thrice welcome are you ! Of the class of 1890 gathered
from the four corners of the country, returned fourteen out of
its eighteen members. Let mention be made for its splendid spirit
of loyalty which years have not in any wise lessened. Its reunion
of three days starting last evening with a dinner is memorable in
the history of the College. A spirit of love and gratitude to the
Old School is reaching high-water mark in our midst just now.
May there be many such expressions to follow!
There has never been an alumni reunion, so far as the secretary
recalls, when Demarchus C. Brown, '79, if in the city, has not
been present. Detained from attendance this evening on account
of illness, we may feel' assured his thoughts are of and with us.
To this beloved alumnus and former teacher of many gathered
here may not our greetings be sent?
And to another alumnus, also absent because of illness, may not
an expression of our remembrance be sent to the dear teacher
and loyal friend of the College, the gracious and true Corinne
Welling of the class of 1912?
KATHARINE M. GRAYDON.
NOMINATING COMMITTEE'S REPORT
President, John F. Mitchell, Jr., '06; First Vice-President,
Shelley D. Watts, '00; Second Vice-President, Mrs. Mary Louise
Ragsdale, '17; Treasurer, George A. Schumacher, '25; Secretary,
Katharine M. Graydon, '78.
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June 12, 1926
Balance on hand July 1, 1925 $ 1.73
Received during the year:
Membership dues and Quarterly subscriptions 632.00
Advertising in Quarterly 200.00 832.00
To postage and mailing Quarterly 11.36
To printing Alumnal Quarterly 750.00
Balance on hand $72.37
Unpaid accoimt for printing Quarterly $302.39
Less cash on hand 72.37
Net deficit 230.02
Outstanding accoimts to reduce deficit:
225 unpaid subscriptions at $2.00 each $450.00
CHAS. W. WILSON, Treasurer.
One of the features of the evening program was the awarding
of blankets to the senior athletes, a custom of long standing at
Butler. Hilton U. Brown, chairman of the board of directors,
made the presentations, introducing each recipient of honor with
remarks in a happy and characteristic vein. But the athletes of
the present were not permitted to share the limelight alone. Out
in the audience was Henry Mann of the class of '90, and captain of
the champion football team of '89, and there, too, were his team-
mates, Thomas Hall, Frank D. Muse, John Nichols, and Ray Meeker
— all reminders of the time when football players wore sideburns
and mustaches and when sheer brawn was much more important
than science and skill. These men were presented to the audience,
and thus it was that even in the realm of sport the class of '90
vied for honors with the youth of '26.
The climax of the evening came when the class of '26 was offi-
cially voted into the alumni body. Appropriately enough, a mem-
ber of '90, Miss India Martz, brought the greeting of the Associa-
tion to its youngest group. David Konold, senior president, re-
sponded. Honor having then been done to both the present and
the past, alumni turned their attention to the future when John
W. Atherton, financial secretary of the University, presented to
them plans for immediate building operations at Fairview. At
the conclusion of Mr. Atherton 's address, members of the Asso-
ciation, with freshened memories of the past and clearer visions
for the future, brought Alumni Day to a close as they sang to-
gether Auld Lang Syne.
On Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock occurred in the Chapel the
Baccalaureate service. The Reverend Pearl H. Welshimer of Can-
ton, Ohio, preached the sermon. The invocation was pronounced
by the Reverend J. N. Jessup, '90, of Lafayette, and the benediction
by the Reverend Frank D. Muse, '90, of Spokane, Washington.
Miss Ocie Higgins, '28, of Lebanon was soloist, singing "Love
Never Faileth." The processional and recessional were played by
a College trio consisting of Miss Marcia Clapp, violin; Miss Mar-
cina Campbell, 'cello; Miss Dorothy Berger, piano.
At 10 o'clock on Monday morning the long processional con-
sisting of Senior Class, Honored Guests and Alumni, Faculty,
Trustees, Speaker of the Day, wound its way to the music of the
Butler University Band, to seats under the trees in front of the
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Residence. The invocation was pronounced by Dr. W. A. Shullen-
berger. Following orchestral music the address of the occasion
was made by Reverend Raphael H. Miller of Kansas City and is
given elsewhere in this issue.
In the conferral of degrees, the President of the University said :
Most college students are familiar with debts. Doubtless the
usual percent of this, the largest class in Butler's history, have
been or are now in debt. Nevertheless, trite as it may seem, I
wish to speak to you briefly on the subject "Debtors."
Many centuries ago, St. Paul, the organizer of Christianity, said,
''I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to
the wise, and to the unwise. ' '
You are debtors to the community in which you live. That com-
munity has given you protection, opportunity, and encouragement.
Through its local government it was made possible for you to se-
cure a common and high school education.
You are debtors to your parents. Their love and prayerful so-
licitation for your welfare together with their material contribu-
tions to your support make a debt so large that you can hardly
hope ever to pay it in full.
You are debtors to your country. The labors and sacrifices of
the patriots of the past made it possible for you to live in a republic
with all the opportunities and advantages that free government
You are debtors to science. The conveniences, comforts and
luxuries that you enjoy, from a modern compact or shaving kit to
an airplane or dirigible, are all the results of science. Wipe out
science and the race would be back to primitive conditions in a
You are debtors to literature and art. You are able to enjoy
a story, a poem, a painting, a statue, a cathedral because the artist
lived and worked and gave the product of his skill to the world.
Destroy literature and art and barbarism comes rushing back.
You are debtors to your friends. They have believed in you,
condoned your faults, picked you up where you stumbled, and
encouraged you to new efforts. Without friends your life would
not only be lonely but it would also be absolutely fruitless.
You are debtors to the church. From your earliest childhood the
church has constantly pointed the way to higher and better things
and urged you to enter the kingdom of heaven. Without the in-
fluence of the church your life would indeed be sterile and un-
Debt is often thought of as a liability, and therefore as some-
thing to be avoided. It is a liability if it is incurred for trivial,
temporary or unnecessary things. When incurred rationally and
for valuable, permanent and necessary things, debt becomes a
most valuable asset.
Your indebtedness is for the most valuable and permanent things
the world has to give., Your four years here have greatly increased
your debt, and we trust have made you more sensitive to the value
of the things for which you owe.
The question which confronts you today and which will be pres-
ent with you tomorrow is, ' ' How shall I pay the debt ? " or perhaps
even more searching than that, ''How shall I keep my credit
good?" We believe you are the men and women who will face
these questions with courage and answer them with confidence.
Possibly these suggestions may help you: — Try to vision the
magnitude of what you owe and then acknowledge the debt with
humble gratitude. Be sure to use properly and constantly the
great gifts with which you are charged. Be the kind of citizen
that your community and country need, and give a full measure
of unselfish service to both. Help others to use science, enjoy
literature and appreciate art. Make real in your lives the dreams
of your parents and determine to be the men and women that in
your moments of highest exaltation you wish to be. Anchor your-
selves to the principles of righteousness taught by seers and
prophets and exemplified by the Great Teacher.
Butler Alumnal Quarterly
The following students were presented as candidates for degrees
by Dean James W. Putnam :
FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS
Dora Oma Atkins
Frank C. Atkins
Joy Julian Bailey
Mary Irwin Bainum
Shailer Linwood Bass
* Margaret Ann Bell
Mary Elizabeth Biggerstaff
Julia Atherton Brown
Joseph H. Bruns
Robert Holton Bull
*Katherine Lacey Burgan
Theta May Byrket
Charlotte Tyler Carter
Neal Duncan Carter
Merel Emmet Carver
Helen Joan Chandler
Dorotha Marjorie Chiles
Mary Miles Coate
Gladys Ruth Collins
Ruth Valeria Combs
Elizabeth Jane Cotton
^Jocelyn Perry Courtright
"Joseph R. Craw
Virginia Delmont Curtis
Kathleen Reeves Dabney
Lillian Lott David
Arnold Gerard Davis
Mary Leonora Davis
Alfred T. DeGroot
Sarah Frances Downs
*Kathleen Allison Dyer
English and Latin
Washington, D. C.
*Burge O. Emmert
Helen Marie Erber
Katharine Jane Fillmore
Ernest Paul Fink
Iness Leighton Frey
Florence E. Fritts
Rlou Fern Gochenour
W. H. Brewer Graham
*Vivian Raye Greatbatch
Nell V. Green
*William Edwin Grubbs
Margaret Elizabeth Haldy
Sarah INIarie Hall
* Albert L Harker
Ada B. Harris
Mildred L. Hasely
*Wanda Marie Haverkamp
*Frank F. Hiatt
Myron Taggart Hopper
Harry T. Ice
* Alice Pauline Ingalls
Hazel Mae Jackson
jSIildred Lucyl Johns
*Wanda Inez Johnson
David Byron Kilgore
*Leona Borum KJaight
Grace Louise Koehne
David William Konold
LaDonna F. Lamb
*Vesta Violet Leach
John David Leslie
*Irene Warren Lewis
*Thomas Blair Lindley
*Ruth Blythe Marshall
John Brown Mason
Bruce King Matlock
Eleanor Elizabeth McCollum
Mary Anna McFarland
M. Alice McGinnis
Spanish and English
English and French
Latin and Greek
English and Journalism
History and Economics
Physics and Mathematics
Sociology and Philosophy
English and Greek
History and German
English and Histon'
English and French
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Virginia Mae Mclntire
English and Public
Bessie Vernal Minor
English and History
George K. Morlan
George E. Mulholland
Elizabeth Virginia Neal
Robert L. Nipper
Latin and English
Beulah Hattie Nonweiler
Mary Reuss Nussbaum
Dorothy Marie Patterson
Spanish and English
'Gordon E. Paul
Selkirk, N. Y.
Helen Claire Payne
J. Douglas Perry
Margaret Cogswell Pihl
Latin and Mathematics
Rebecca E. Pitts
English and Classics
Dorothy P. Poindexter
Helen Miller Porter
'Donald Meredith Ream
Louis J. Reichel
English and History
Kathleen Marie Reidy
Alice Lucille Reynolds
Dorothy Louise Rinehart
Georgiana G. Rockwell
Sarah Phelps Rodecker
Thomas Perrette Rogers
Chemistry and Zoology
'■John Thomas Rohm
Paul Menzies Ross
'William H. Rowlands
Dorothy Laura Sandefur
Emma Esther Schlender
Edna B. Schulz
Glen Juanita Schwenk
^Allen M. Sells
Elsie M. Shepherd
Frank T. Sisson
^Lenora Eugenia Skaggs
Mabelle Browning Slater
A. Ivin Smith
Lillie Florence Smith
Renee Baron Smith
Thomas Franklin Smith
*Rosalee Baker Spong
*Loui3 Jacob Steinmetz
Clarence Jerome Stembel
Dorothy Alice Stephenson
Helen Louise Stevens
Horace Elbert Storer
*Gerald W. Strole
*Verna Lucile Sutton
Marie Louise Tacoma
*Thelma Hope Taylor
Mary Juanita Thompson
*Edna Eachel Todd
*John C. Troyer
Wihia E. Tully
Irma Elizabeth Ulrich
Jackson White Wales
Margaret Ruth Walters
*W. Herman Wheat
*Louise A. Wheeler
Lorene Winifred Whitham
Eva Yoimg Wiles
Alice Amelia Wilmanns
*Irene Elizabeth Wilson
Mary Lester Winter
Dorothea L. Wolfe
Jabez Hall Wood
Mary Lou Wright
Earl J. Wynn
Alice Templer Young
French and Journalism
French and Spanish
History and Latin
English and Spanish
Spanish and English
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FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Dorothea A. Duncan
Florence Everett Hooper
Thomas O. Jaleski
*E. R. Leach
^Houston Harry Meyer
Lowell A. Mullen
Edward A. Troy
Botany and Chemistry
Zoology and Chemistry
Botany and Chemistry
IN BUSINESS ADMINISTKATION
Major Subject — Economics
Harold Frederick Barnes
Carl O. Cecil
James R. Davis
Rollin Murray Davis
Russell J. Ferree
Carter Benson Helton
Hiram M. Hensel
Ruth Pratt Johnson
Damien J. Lyman
Vallorous B. McLeay
^Richard Lyc#n Mills
*William Rowe Neukom
Lester LeRoy Nicewander
Virgil V. Rohy
Harry W. Ruth
Robert L. Wolfe
^Homer E. Woodling
Joe William York
Adelaide G. Smith
FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF I^HJSIC
Mildred Morey Casey Indianapolis
FOR DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SACRED LITERATURE
Frank Webster Sumner Indianapolis
William H. Rowlands Indianapolis
FOR DEGREE OF MASTER OF ARTS
'Oscar Christian Ries Indianapolis
Robert Grover VanDuyn Greenfield
*Mrs. Elizabeth Rippetoe Witt Indianapolis
•These students have not completed all the requirements for graduation. They
expect to complete their work during the Summer Session. The degree and diploma
will be awarded when the requirements are met, provided this is done before the
onenins' of the Fall Semester, and these students will be graduated as of the Class
of June, 1926.
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HONORARY DEGREES CONFERRED BY PRESIDENT
Henry Mills Gelston, graduate of Michigan University, student
in the American School of Classical studies at Rome, Classical
Fellow at Michigan University, teacher of Latin in Bay City High
School, for the past sixteen years Professor of Latin in Butler
University, student, scholar, teacher, sane and safe athletic guide,
beloved friend of all — by the unanimous vote of the Board of Di-
rectors I am authorized to confer upon you the honorary degree
of Doctor of Laws, with all the honors, rights and privileges per-
Elijah Newton Johnson, graduate of Drake and Kansas Univer-
sities, graduate student in Kansas and Chicago Universities, since
1904 Professor of Mathematics in Butler University, inspiring
teacher, wise student adviser, safe faculty counselor, keen wit,
genial friend, Christian gentleman — by unanimous vote of the
Board of Directors I am authorized to confer upon you the hon-
orary degree of Doctor of Science with all the honors, rights and
privileges pertaining thereto.
Pearl H. Welshimer, graduate of Millersville State Normal of
Ohio Northern University and of Hiram College, ordained minister
since 1897, pastor at Millersburg, Ohio, for the past twenty-four
years in charge of the First Christian Church of Canton, Ohio, one
of the greatest churches in America, lecturer, author, member of
many boards, inspiring leader of men — ^by unanimous vote of the
Board of Directors of Butler University I am authorized to confer
upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity, with all the
honors, rights and privileges pertaining thereto.
Raphael Harwood Miller, graduate of Hiram College and of
Auburn Theological Seminary, an ordained minister since 1902,
pastor in Buffalo and in Kansas City, secretary of the Men and
Millions Movement, member of the Board of Managers of United
Christian Missionary Society, preacher of righteousness, active
exemplar of Christian virtues — ^by unanimous vote of the Board of
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Directors of Butler University I am authorized to confer on you
the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, with all the honors, rights
and privileges pertaining thereto.
Demarchus Clariton Brown, A. B. and A. M. Butler University;
student University of Tubingen, American School of Classical
Studies, Athens; British, French, German Museums; for twenty-
four years professor of Greek in Butler University; since 1906
state librarian of Indiana; profound scholar, able administrator,
genial friend, Christian gentleman — by a unanimous vote of the
Board of Directors of Butler Unuiversity I am authorized to con-
fer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws with all the
rights, privileges and honors belonging thereto.
Magna Cum Laude — Shailer Linwood Bass, in Chemistry
Ernest Paul Fink, in Latin
Florence Everett Hooper, in Botany
Thomas C. Jaleski, in Chemistry & Zoology
Margaret Cogswell Pihl, in Mathematics
Rebecca E. Pitts, in English
Paul Menzies Ross, in History
Edna-Mae Thomas, in History
Cum Laude — Virginia Delmont Curtis
Florence E. Fritts
J. Douglas Perry
Edna Rachel Todd
Irma Elizabeth Ulrich
Highest Standing for Seniors who have made as many as
ninety semester hours in Butler University: Janet Rioch, Edna-
Mae Thomas, Shailer Linwood Bass.
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PHI KAPPA PHI
Joy Julian Bailey
Shailer Linwood Bass
Evelyn Lucerne Carpenter
Helen Joan Chandler
Dorotha Marjorie Chiles
Virginia Delmont Curtis
Ernest Paul Fink
Florence Ernestine Fritts
W. H. Brewer Graham
Wanda Marie Haverkamp
Florence Everett Hooper
Thomas C. Jaleski
J. Douglas Perry
Margaret Cogswell Pihl
Rebecca E. Pitts
Paul Menzies Ross
Marie L. Tacoma
Edna Rachel Todd
Irma Elizabeth Ulrich
Margaret Ruth Waters
Mary Lester Winter
Dorothea L. Wolfe
Senior Scholarships — Full Tuition : Ferdinand Mehrlich
Half Tuition: Lester Earl Budd, Helen
Alumni Scholarships — Full Tuition : Pauline Faye Peirce
Full Tuition: Anna Louise Hall
The class of 1917 held its annual gathering on Sunday evening
following the Baccalaureate service at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Myron ]\L Hughel on Central Avenue. Supper was enjoyed in
tlieir garden pervaded by a cordial spirit of friendliness. The past
was rehearsed and the future was discussed. Next year will occur
the tenth anniversary of the graduation of this loyal class and al-
ready plans are in formation for fireworks such as the alumni
have never seen. There were present : Mr. and Mrs. William Book
(Margaret Moore), Mr. and Mrs. Leland Carter (Charlotte Bach-
mann), Mr. and Mrs. Austin V. Clifford, Mr. and Mrs. Earl T.
Bonham, Mr. and Mrs. John L. H. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. George E.
Gill (Urith Dailey), Mr. and Mrs. Leroy C. Hanby, Mr. and Mrs.
M. M. Hughel, Mr. and Mrs. John I. Kautz, Mr. and Mrs. John
Paul Ragsdale (Mary Louise Rumpler), Miss Hazel Stanley, and
The annual luncheon of the class of 1914 was held as usual at
the Hotel Lincoln. The numbers were few, but the spirit of fellow-
ship was fine. There were present Elvin E. Daniels, Ellen Graham
George, Karl Means and Mrs. Means, Paul W. Ward, Pearl Wolf
Whitlock and Miss Graydon. Professor Ward is connected with the
department of philosophy of the University of Syracuse, New York.
Dr. Means was en route to his new home, where he will be in charge
of the department of chemistry in Milligan College, Tennessee.
Perhaps the class of 1908 has uninterruptedly held an annual
meeting longer than any other class. Their breakfast, usually en-
joyed in Ellenberger Woods, was, because of rain held on Tuesday,
June 15, at the home of Gretchen Scotten in Irvington. Ten were
present, including children. The membership of this class is
widely scattered over the face of the country, yet the local repre-
sentation never fails in gathering at alumni time.
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On June 12, 1890, there graduated from Butler twelve men and
six women. This class has the unique distinction of having passed
thirty-six years without the loss of a single member.
On the evening of June 11, fourteen of this class, together
with accumulated wives and husbands, met at the home of Julia
Graydon Jameson to begin a three-day reunion. Twenty-four
sat down to a beautiful and generous dinner and to renew old
friendships. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Jessup of
Lafayette ; Mr. and Mrs. John D. Nichols of Mooseheart, 111. ; Mr.
and Mrs. Henry T. Mann of Mannville, Fla. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Findley of Longmont, Col. ; Frank D. Muse of Spokane, Washing-
ton. ; Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Davis of Oxford, Ohio ; Mrs. Tace Meeker
Stearns of Chicago, 111. ; Miss India Martz of Kokomo, Ind. ; Otis
Green of Kansas City, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. M. Fillmore, Mr.
and Mrs. H. S. Schell, Mr. and Mrs. George S. Cottman, and Mr.
and Mrs. Alexander Jameson, of Indianapolis. Miss Katharine
M. Graydon and Miss Mildred Jessup were also guests. Those not
able to be present were : A. C. Smithers, Los Angeles, Calif. ; Frank
Marshall, Enid, Okla. ; Augusta L. Stevenson, Indianapolis, and
Laz Noble, Warrenton, Va.
After the dinner, letters and telegrams from absent members
were read and those present were asked to tell something of their
lives and experiences through the years. There was much men-
tion and perhaps a little boasting of children and grandchildren,
their numbers, height and general superiority. John Nichols
claimed the largest number of children and told of his life at
Mooseheart where he is father to hundreds of orphans. Frank
Muse and Frank Findley related some of their experiences in
pioneer preaching and teaching. Henry Mann could not refrain
from singing the praises of his adopted state, Florida. Otis Green,
who is in the drug business, said that future years were bringing
old age to all of us when we might need the wherewithal to repair
the ravages of time and bring us comfort and solace, so he was
presenting to each woman a box of powder and to each man a
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cigar. Then Charlie Fillmore told of his anti-tobacco crusade
and nobody offered to light a cigar. Charlie needn't have worried,
however, for Otis' cigars were like his powder, for looks only.
They were made of rubber.
There was much of reminiscence in the talks, all harking back
to the happy days of college life, expressing appreciation of our
Alma Mater and acknowledging our indebtedness to the teachers
of our day.. One after another they were mentioned, and all with
affection and feeling. Only four of these are still living — Scot
Butler, D. C. Brown, 0. P. Hay and T. M. Iden.
On Saturday morning the class motored to Fairview to inspect
the new site for Butler. At noon they returned to the home of
Stewart and Romaine Schell where a delightful luncheon was
served. The program of our 1890 commencement was interesting
to all, as were the graduating photographs. Later, in the yard,
new group pictures were taken, in which one fears it will be hard
to recognize the boys and girls of thirty-six years ago.
After attending 1926 's class performance in the afternoon, the
veterans of 1890 gathered round a long table on the college lawn
for the alumni supper. India Martz represented the class in the
talks that were made later in the college chapel. The football
heroes, of which our class boasted several, were called on, and John
Nichols and Henry Mann told of the days of real sport.
Perhaps the climax of the reunion was reached on Sunday
morning when 1890 had charge of the services at the Downey
Avenue Christian Church. J. F., Findley read the scriptures,
Frank Muse offered the prayer, J, N. Jessup preached the sermon
and H. S. Schell and Charles M. Fillmore presided at the com-
munion table. The class attended in a body, seats having been
reserved for them.
Sunday dinner was enjoyed together at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Jameson and during the afternoon a number of old college friends
called. At four o'clock all adjourned to the college chapel for the
Baccalaureate service, after which the class repaired to the home
of Mr. and Mrs. George Cottman for supper. A number of old
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programs and college papers afforded much amusement and we
were all transported back thirty-six years when India Martz read
from the Collegian of June, 1890, a full account of our Com-
mencement week, with all its "Spring Exliibitions " of literary
societies, class day, receptions and comments on the graduates'
essays and orations. The class will, which had been carefully pre-
pared for the class day of 1890, was read by its author, H. S.
Schell. This important document had been stolen by mischievous
under classmen at that time, and it now had an audience for the
first time. After much solicitation Charlie Fillmore gave the his-
tory of and sang his famous song, ''Tell Mother I'll Be There."
This led to a singing of old time songs by everyone with Mr. Fill-
more at the piano.
On Monday morning the class was honored by being included
in the processional, following the caps and gowns of '26. Our
last hour together was at the home of Julia Jameson where we
lunched and said our farewells. It was decided to hold another
reunion in 1930 and we all promised to be on hand for the fiftieth
celebration in 1940. Charles M. Fillmore, in a few words of
prayer, voiced the gratitude of all for the joys of our reunion, for
the richness of our lives, for the hope of many happy years to
come. "Auld Lang Syne," "Blest Be the Tie that Binds," and
' ' God Be With You Till We Meet Again ' ' were sung heartily but
tearfully as we realized that the days of our companionship were
over and we must part to our widely separated homes.
The class of 1890 has held three reunions, in 1915, 1920 and 1926.
At the first there was surprise and delight. The old ties meant so
much more than we had realized and it was so good to see the class-
mates of twenty-five years ago. In 1920, because of various reasons,
there were few present, but it was a meeting of deep feeling. The
present reunion has been the best of all. The May time of life has
gone but the fruition period has arrived.. There has been no death,
there has been no failure in our number. All are reaping the
joys of the harvest — "honor, obedience, troops of friends" and
contentment in the durable satisfactions of life.
ViDA TiBBOTT CoTTMAN, Class Secretary.
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FROM THE CITY OFFICE
Present indications point to the completion of the boulevard
around the new Fairview park site within a very short time.
At the annual May Day ceremonies, which were held for the
first time this year in Fairview park, ground was broken to in-
dicate the lines that will be followed in erecting the first buildings.
Hilton U. Brown, chairman of the board of directors of the uni-
versity, spoke briefly of the significance of the occasion and held
the plow handles when the first furrow was turned. The entire
celebration at Fairview was replete with unusual features and
marked another definite step in the direction of moving the uni-
versity to the new location.
Dr. Frederick D. Kershner, dean of the Butler College of Re-
ligion, and John W. Atherton, executive secretary of the university,
represented the school at the annual meeting of the Christian
churches of Indiana, in Bloomington. Both were speakers on the
program. Dean Kershner explained the plan and program for the
College of Religion. Mr. Atherton also dwelt upon the plan to
make the College of Religion the dominant graduate school of the
brotherhood. During Mr. Atherton 's remarks he gave a detailed
accounting of the work done thus far in raising funds for addi-
tional endowment, new buildings and the school of religion.
A recent gift of importance to the university was the donation of
$80,000 made by Mrs. Carrie Frances Robertson, widow of Alex-
ander M. Robertson, who died three years ago. This sum is to be
applied toward the erection of a chapel building on the new Butler
site. The gift was made by Mrs. Robertson in memory of her hus-
band, who was much interested in the educational advancement of
Indianapolis and who hoped to see established in Indianapolis a
university that would be in keeping with the city's development
along other lines. Before his death he and Mrs. Robertson mu-
tually agreed that Butler University should be the chief recipient
of their estate when they were through with it.
''The gift made by Mrs. Robertson," said Arthur V. Brown,
a member of the City Committee, "is additional evidence of the
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appeal being made by the Butler expansion program. Not only
was it generous and magnificent on the part of Mrs. Robertson,
but it was assurance to us that our plea is not falling on deaf
ears and that, eventually, whatever is needed to complete the
new Butler program will be forthcoming."
A gift of $50,000, to be applied to the building funds, has been
made by an anonymous donor, Mr. Atherton has announced. The
friend of the university, who gave this money, also made a sub-
stantial contribution to the endowment fund in the early stages
of the financial campaign.
' ' Our only regret about the $50,000 gift ' ', said William G. Irwin,
"is our inability to give proper credit to the donor. We are com-
pelled, however, to respect the wishes of the person who made this
bountiful donation. It is another indication of the interest being
taken in our campaign for a great educational institution."
The fiscal year ending July 1 was the most successful in the
history of Butler University, according to the financial report of
John W. Atherton, which was submitted to the board of directors
at a meeting July 14.
The report of Mr. Atherton showed that in the year just closed
the university made large financial gain. New gifts were in ex-
cess of $660,000. During the same period, the city office's cash
collections were more than $700,000. Interest from the donations
amounted to more than the entire promotional charges.
Every dollar contributed to the university funds, in the cam-
paign to obtain money to build a new institution at Fairview park,
will be used for the purposes the donors intended. William G.
Irwin, chairman of the general campaign committee, explained
that in practically every campaign of this nature a part of the
money raised must be taken to defray promotional expenses.
"Our work has been extremely unusual in that respect," said
Mr. Irwin. "The interest from our contributions has been such
that we have a comfortable balance in the interest fund and at
the same time this interest has paid all of the promotion expenses.
In short, every contributor will be glad to know that every cent
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he gave to the endowment or building funds will be used and that
no part of these contributions has been needed to pay what com-
monly is called overhead. We are confident that the same showing
will be made in the future."
C. W. Wilson, secretary of Butler, reported that all of the
university expenses for the year had been met and there is a
balance in the treasuiy.
The three new directors chosen are R. A. Long, Kansas City,
Mo. ; Crate Bowen, of Miami, Fla., and Arthur Jordan, Indian-
apolis capitalist. They take the places of the Rev. Z. T. Sweeney,
L. C. Hoss and Lex Kirkpatrick, who died in the last year. An-
other vacancy on the board of directors will be filled later.
Some necessary changes in the architectural plans for the first
buildings to be erected at Fairview have delayed approval of the
drawings and the letting of contracts. Mr. Atherton expresses
disappointment over this delay but points out that corrections
should be made now, while changes are possible. It is the hope of
the university authorities to start actual construction some time
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Honor Day was observed on May 7 as the occasion when in the
mad rush of school activities time was taken to recognize those
who have accomplished feats and upheld Butler's academic stand-
ing. Honor Day is no longer an annual custom. It has become
a tradition backed by the respect that students have for academic
President Aley presented in chapel the awards to students who
won money prizes in academic contests, those who received appoint-
ments at other universities, and seniors who had been voted into
membership of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society.
Winners of the contests and their money prizes are : Oratorical
contest, first, Lewis "Wilson, $30 ; second, Parker Wheatley, $15 ;
extemporaneous contest : First, J. Douglas Perry, $10 ; second, John
Love, $5; peace oratorial contest: Local winner, John Love; third
place in state meet, John Love ; debating contest : Affirmative team
composed of Robert Hutchinson, Frank Furstenberg and Lester
Budd and negative team composed of Rudolph Baker, Lewis Wil-
son, Horace Storer, winners of seven decisions out of eight debates ;
and literary contest : First, Ferdinand Mehrlich, $50 ; second,
Louise Eleanor Rose, $25. Honor was given the women's debating
squads composed of Alice Kepner, Elizabeth Moschenross, Louise
Frisbie, affirmative, and Billie Mae Kreider, Mary Frances Ogle,
Alice Reynolds, negative.
The recognition given to students receiving appointments in
other institutions went to John Mason, offered scholarships in his-
tory at Wisconsin, Illinois, Chicago universities ; Florence Hooper,
appointed an assistant in Plant Chemistry at Iowa State College;
Lowell Mullen, a teaching fellowship in botany at Washington
State college ; Thomas C. Jaleski, a graduate assistantship in chem-
istry at Yale University ; Shailer Bass, a graduate assistantship in
chemistry at Yale.
The Scarlet Quill Scholarship was awarded to Jane Ogborn.
The names of the ten junior girls taken into the Scarlet Quill,
the national honorary society for senior women, were read : Eleanor
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Dunn, Billie Mae Kreider, Martha Zoercher, Helen Pascoe, Dorothy
Knisely, Kathryn Bowlby, Lucy Ashjian, Frances Woolery, lone
Agnew, Jeanne Bouslog.
The names of the senior class elected to membership in the Phi
Kappa Phi society, the national scholastic honorary society, were
read. Dr. Aley then presented to Janet Rioch a check for $1,000
as the prize won by her for the essay in the American Chemical
The address of the Day was given by Dr. F. R. Moulton, head
of department of astronomy in the University of Chicago, dealing
with science and its effect upon living organisms. In part, the
speaker said : ' ' No where in the world is there such a favored place
for the youth of the world to live than in our country. The ad-
vantages we inherit are due to the toil of our predecessors, and this
fact imposes upon you young men and women a tremendous re-
sponsibility. We owe it to those who have gone before to cultivate
our higher faculties. In three ways may we and our successors
follow: first, to obtain a more perfect control over the inanimate
world; second, to work out human relations on a practical basis
that will cast off the inequalities that hamper us, such as wrong
economic and social relationships ; and, third, to look forward to
the evolution of the human race.
"The effect that science has had upon us as thinking creatures
— as those with highly organized central nervous systems — is
great. There are 600,000 young men and women who are now de-
voting time to education in universities. Science has made this
possible for with its combinations it has reduced the hours of labor
and allowed more time in which men may educate their higher
faculties. It is from science we have the opportunity to study
In conclusion the speaker remarked that he envied the students
their youth and opportunities and congratulated them on having
an institution in which they could look toward great minds. The
plan of Honor Day, he said, was a novel one, and he hoped the
students would not forget that for which it stood.
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Athletic events 9:00
Breakfast 11 :00
Band concert 1:00
Ground Breaking 4:00
College sing 4:15
All-College Dance, Riley Room,
To Butler's all-too-meager list of traditions a splendid addition
has been made, a splendid precedent has been set for posterity.
The College has had a May Day worthy of the name. The success
of so large a venture as was planned was at first a little doubtful.
People wondered whether it would be worth while — all this business
of having a holiday for the whole school and making a public day
of the affair — but now there is no doubt in anyone's mind that
the project proved its own worth.
The administration of the college declared a holiday for Friday,
May 21, thus showing its belief and confidence in the ability of
the student body to make the most of its opportunities. May Day
started out, as all May Days had done before, under the direct
supervision of the Woman's League. Through the excellent or-
ganization of Virginia Curtis, the president of the League, the
day's activities began to assume the mammoth proportions for
which it had been conceived.
And when the men of the school organized a group designed to
function in the same manner as the League, the women realized the
need for their help and called upon them accordingly. After
some hesitancy, natural because of the newness of the idea to
co-operate with the girls in anything, the men responded nobly
to the call for their aid, and the result was :
A May Day larger in scope, more inclusive in its proportions
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than has ever been known before at Butler ; a series of celebrations
on a larger and more stupendous scale than has ever been pre-
sented at Butler; an audience of townspeople not connected with
Butler larger than has ever attended any Butler function, and a
recognition by the city papers to a greater extent than has ever
before been accorded to the college.
Butler is now recognized as an integral part of the city of In-
dianapolis. It has been placed before the eyes of the Indianapolis
public by the tireless activities of certain of its students. Can we
not continue this tradition so excellently established? Can not
May Day in the future be set down in the school calendar as a
regular school holiday — as a tribute to the splendid efforts of
those individuals, Virginia Curtis, Clarence Jaleski, Irma Ulrich,
Dorothy Knisely and Elizabeth Anderson, who have made possible
the establishment of a precedent such as has been set this year?
— The Butler Collegian.
The great gray boulder which students of many college genera-
tions have known on the campus near the gymnasium now stands
on the Brown Triangle, corner of Washington street and Emerson
avenue, and is the base of a bronze tablet memorial to Hilton U.
Brown, Jr. This familiar landmark came from the field upon
which young Brown played as a college athlete and it goes to rest
upon the plot of ground where he romped in sport as a child. As
long as it stands there it will be a reminder of the close bond that
existed between the honored young soldier and Butler College.
The tablet is stamped at each of the upper corners with a Mal-
tese cross on crossed swords. On each cross is a head with a
wreath of victory on the brow. Below is inscribed, ' ' In memory of
Hilton U. Brown, Jr., who played at mimic warfare on these
grounds and who November 3, 1918 in the language of Petain,
Marshal of France, 'Died gloriously in the Argonne while serving
his battery under concentrated enemy fire' Seventh Division, F.
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The dedicatory program was presented on the afternoon of May
30 in presence of a large gathering of friends representing the city,
the state, the army, the navy, the marines, the Legion, Butler
College, Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and Downey Avenue Church.
The program in charge of the Hilton U. Brown, Jr., Post and
the Irvington Posts of the American Legion, consisted of speeches
made by Thomas C. Howe, Emsley W. Johnson, Colonel Grosvenor
W. Townsend, Lester Heath, Governor Ed. Jackson. The Reverend
George W. Allison read the Legion Memorial Prayer and the
Reverend Michael W., Lyons pronounced the benediction. Hilton
Brown Atherton unveiled the tablet. The service was closed with
taps sounded by army buglers.
RESIGNATION OF D. C. BROWN
The resignation of Demarchus C. Brown, '79, effective September
1, has been announced. The press of July 1 in commenting upon
this action says : In his letter to the board Dr. Brown referred to
his inability to carry the burden of direction, owing to recent im-
pairment of his health and the advice of his physician to conserve
his physical resources. It appears probable that as he regains his
strength the library will again have the benefit of his counsel and
help, and the state willl continue to benefit by the application of
his scholarly talents to its cultural growth.
Dr. Brown's record of twenty years of uninterrupted service to
the state in a position which is subject to many vagaries is a notable
page in the history of Indiana government. He brought to the
position the best the state had to offer in the way of training, aug-
mented by study abroad, and he shaped his habits of study to meet
the expanding purpose of the library. Indiana has been fortunate
in its libraries. Dr. Brown has expanded and developed the li-
brary's best traditions. He will leave its direction next September
with credit for having perfected it as a librarians' library and
through the mail book — lending service, a state library in fact, serv-
ing every community in the state on almost instant notice. He
Resignation of D, C. Brown 131
was especially successful in surrounding himself with a staff
of varied talents and fine sense of loyalty.
In his letter of resignation, Dr. Brown repeats his frequent allu-
sions to the need for a state library building. The state might
well take up this matter as a tribute to his service. The fact that
the library work claimed twenty years of the life of a man of Dr.
Brown's superior qualities as a scholar, librarian and citizen, and
that his retention under several administrations was universally
acclaimed, should exercise a stimulating influence upon the gen-
erous impulses of the next legislature. The state will always feel
grateful to Dr. Brown for his work, not only as a librarian, but as
a member of its board of charities, as an indefatigable advocate of
the preservation of sources of state history, and as a man whose
linguistic sense elevated its cultural standards. It is gratifying
to know that Dr. Brown will continue to serve the library in some
The Alumni Association, through its organization of Class Sec-
retaries, voted to continue through the year 1926- '27 two scholar-
ships known as Alumni Scholarships, of the value of one year's
tuition. These honors were bestowed upon Pauline Pierce, '27,
and Anna Louise Hall, '30.
The University Commerce club of Butler will annually award
a scholarship to the man majoring in economics or business ad-
ministration who maintains the highest scholastic average during
the school year. The award, which is the full tuition for one se-
mester, will be given the first semester of each school year. This
scholarship is open only to members of the sophomore and junior
classes. In addition, the name of the holder of each scholarship
award will be inscribed on a commerce scholastic trophy which wiU
remain the permanent property of the college. The Commerce
club is offering these scholarships as a result of an increased in-
terest in the college and for the purpose of "boosting" the insti-
tution. The business men of the club wish to see a greater interest
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taken in economics and business administration, by the men of the
university. The first scholarship award will be made in the fall
of 1927 and will be based upon the work done during the school
The Sphinx Club (honorary society) has voted to bestow an-
nually a loving cup upon the graduating senior who makes the
highest four-year average. The first cup will be presented upon
Honor Day of 1927.
Miss Sarah E. Cotton, registrar of the college, has made public
the averages of various organizations and unorganized students on
campus. The following is the official average as it is held in the
Woman's Fraternities —
Kappa Kappa Gamma_84.783
Kappa Alpha Theta_— 83.867
Alpha Chi Omega 83.585
Delta Delta Delta 82.356
Zeta Tau Alpha 82.337
Delta Gamma 82.049
Pi Beta Phi 81.951
Delta Zeta 80.087
Alpha Delta Pi 79.516
Alpha Delta Theta 78.859
Miscellaneous Averages —
Men's Fraternities 74.284
Organized Groups 78.055
Men's Fraternities —
Butler Association 85.001
Delta Tau Delta 75.756
Tau Kappa Tau 75.704
Sigma Chi 74.933
Chi Rho Zeta 73.603
Delta Phi Sigma 71.936
Lambda Chi Alpha 71.540
Alha Rho Delta 71.443
Phi Delta Theta 70.317
Average of Men 74.801
Average of Women 81.722
Average of Student
Degrees fob Butler Alumni 133
DEGREES FOR BUTLER ALUMNI
Upon George A. Schumacher, '25, was conferred by the Uni-
versity of Virginia the degree of Master of Arts for work in Eng-
lish. Mr. Schumacher has been appointed instructor in the de-
partment of English of Butler University for next year.
The Indiana University Medical School has conferred the degree
of Doctor of Medicine upon:
Durbin Day, A. B. Butler, '23. Dr. Day has been appointed
to the Naval Hospital, San Diego, California.
James Himler, A. B. Butler, '23. Dr. Himler has been appointed
to the Riley Hospital.
Claire Ingalls, A. B. Butler, '23. Dr. Ingalls has been appointed
to the Indianapolis City Hospital.
J. T. C. McCallum, A. B. Butler, '16. Dr. McCallum has been
appointed to the Indianapolis City Hospital.
John Melvin Masters, A. B. Butler, '21. Dr. Masters has been
appointed to the Indianapolis City Hospital.
During the past spring season Butler athletic teams maintained
the high standard which has been set during the past few years.
The baseball team, under the able coaching of Athletic Director
Paul Hinkle, made as good a record as any team in Indiana and,
although the championship race was badly muddled, the Bulldog
team had a valid claim for premier honors. The feature of the
season was the double victory over the strong Wabash nine, in
which the excellent pitching of Captain Ewing completely baffled
the Cavemen. Captain Ewing, along with Mills, Strole, Nipper,
Woodling and Reichel, graduated in June and Coach Hinkle will
have to build a new infield next spring around Bob Woolgar, third
baseman, who was elected captain for 1927. The Freshman team,
under Coach Middlesworth, contained some valuable material from
which the holes in the varsity line^|>v«^ja^^j^'e"^ii4^aptain Fro-
line^i>v (pig ^^ Med^^^^aptaii
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muth, of the yearling squad, looks like a ''find" in the pitcher's
Captain Phillips of the track squad proved to be one of the
greatest runners in the country. In the State meet he won both
the quarter and half mile events, setting a new record in the
quarter mile. A week later, he won the same two events at Mil-
waukee in the Central Inter-Collegiate meet. On June 12, in the
National Collegiate meet in Chicago, Phillips rose to national fame
by setting a new record for the quarter mile, winning from a field
of stars from all over the country. Prospects for a good all-around
track squad next spring are fairly bright, as Phillips has another
year of competition and the reserve and freshman squads contain
some fine material which should develop rapidly next year.
Captain Sagalowsky made another clean sweep of State tennnis
honors and at the time of writing is making a fine showing in the
National Meet at Philadelphia. Freshman tennis brought out some
promising players and Butler should be able to maintain her high
ranking in this sport, despite the fact that the graduation of Sag-
alowsky will leave the squad without an experienced star.
Football prospects for the coming fall are only fair. The loss
of twelve men by graduation leaves Coach Hinkle with only a
handful of experienced men from which to build a nucleus for the
gridiron machine that will represent Butler next season. It is
asking too much to expect Coach Hinkle adequately to fill, in one
year, the places left vacant by such stars as Bob Nipper, Lew
Reichel, Jerry Strole, Bob Keach, Lefty Woodling, Hi Hensel,
Gordon Paul, Carter Helton, Carl Cecil, Dave Kilgore, George
Mulholland, and Konold. The freshman squad from last fall con-
tained some fine material, which should, with experience, give
Coach Hinkle the necessary men to build a real machine. The
schedule for the coming season is the hardest that any Butler team
has ever tackled and only the stoutest kind of work on the part of
both coaches and players will enable the Bulldogs to carry off a
majority of victories. Coach Strohmeier held a six weeks' session
of spring football practice during which the members of last fall's
3^earling squad were given instruction in the system which Coach
Hinkle will employ next fall and the results obtained were highly
satisfactory. Practice is scheduled to commence on September 8,
which will give the squad a little over two weeks of work before the
opening game on September 25. The complete schedule follows :
September 26 — Earlham College, "Indianapolis Day"
October 2 — Hanover College.
October 9 — At the University of Illinois.
October 16 — Franklin College.
October 23 — DePauw University.
October 30 — Lombard College, "Dad's Day."
November 6 — Wabash College.
November 13 — At the University of Minnesota.
November 20 — At Dayton University.
It is with regret that the college announces the departure of
Hugh W., Middlesworth, '24, assistant coach, who has accepted a
position with the athletic department at Indiana University. Mr.
Middlesworth attained much fame for his work on the athletic
teams during his four years at Butler.
The athletic department is fortunate indeed in securing as a
successor to Mr. Middlesworth another ex-Butler athlete. Robert
Nipper, '26, who has been one of the outstanding athletes of the
college during the past four years, is the latest addition to the
The Quarterly desires to extend best wishes for success to both
Mr. Middlesworth and Mr. Nipper.
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With the closing of the school year has come another issue of
the Drift, the annual year book, issued by the Junior class. The
volume for 1926 contains the usual sections devoted to the faculty,
board of directors and all phases of campus life. The latter part
of the book is given separately to the Law Department.
The Drift also contains some pleasing and unusual features. The
art work is of a very high quality. The cover of dull red and tan
with the single letter B in the center makes the book unusually
attractive from the exterior. With the exception of the embossed
B, the cover is an exact replica of a book in the British Museum.
Beautifully colored illustrations accompany the accounts of each
of the departments of the college. The foreword and the dedication
are unusually noteworthy. Throughout the book there are many
pages which contribute to the artistic quality of the book. Four
pages comprising the beauty section are devoted to women of
The Drift was edited by Wilson Daily, the business management
was handled by Ralph L. Hitch. Four hundred and fifty more
copies have been sold this year than any previous issue. The
Drift of 1926 is an able successor to the Drift of 1925, the national
prize-winner, and has the hearty congratulations of The Quar-
PURCHASE AT FAIRVIEW
The Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity is reported to have made the
first purchase of a lot at the Fairview site, 82 by 132 feet.
The lot is situated fifty feet outside the new Butler campus,
three squares from the canal. It is an ideal location between the
two main thoroughfares of Sunset avenue and 44th street. To the
north two blocks is Blue Ridge road, an east and west thorofare.
To the west three blocks, is the north and south street — Boulevard
Place. On the south is the east and west street — Berkeley road.
At the last chapel of the freshman class President Aley gave
a brief report of this year. In the two semesters there was a total
enrollment of 1,652 students; 443 towns other than Indianapolis
were represented ; 46 of the original number of students came from
17 different states, and 10 from nine foreign countries.
Five years ago there was a graduating class of fifty-six. This
year there is a class three and one-half times as large for one hun-
dred and ninety-two will receive diplomas.
Of the 1,642 students only 105 stated no church affiliations.
Four hundred and twenty-nine were members of the Christian
"I confidently expect that attendance at Butler will increase
greatly next year. We will have in two years one of the best col-
leges in the world, undoubtedly of the best in America. You mem-
bers of the freshman class of today will spend your last two years
at Fairview. I hope to see you start out next year with the largest
sophomore class that Butler has ever known," said Dr. Aley.
The Summer School is in session with 404 students, to date.
The faculty consists of:
Robert Judson Aley, Ph. D., LL, D., President.
James William Putnam, Ph. D., Dean and Professor of Eco-
Sarah Hill Baumgartner, A. B., Instructor in German,
A. Dale Beeler, A. M., Assistant Professor in History.
Henry Lane Bruner, Ph. D., Professor of Biology.
Evelyn Butler, '93, A. M., Professor of English.
Marie Cousin, Instructor in French.
Murray A. Dalman, A. M., Director of Research, Indianapolis
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Seth Earl Elliott, M. S., Professor of Physics.
Ray Clarence Friesner, Ph. D., Professor of Botany.
Henry Mills Gelston, A. B., Professor of Latin.
Pleasant R. Hightower, A. M., Assistant Professor of Education.
Paul D. Hinkle, B. S., Director of Athletics.
Elijah Newton Johnson, A. M., M. S., Professor of Mathematics.
Frederick D. Kershner, LL. D., Professor of Christian Doctrine.
Bruce L. Kershner, A. M., Professor of New Testament and
Martha May Kincaid, '13, A. M., Instructor in French.
Andrew Leitch, '11, Ph. D., Professor of Philosophy and Psy-
chology. Bethany College, Professor of Educational Psychology.
Albert Mock, A. M., Assistant Professor of Education.
Charles Mervin Palmer, M. S., Assistant Professor of Botany.
May K. Schaefer, '24, A. B., Instructor in Zoology.
Guy Howard Shadinger, Ph. D., Professor of Chemistry.
Irvin T. Shultz, A. M., Assistant Professor of Education.
Claude Sifritt, A. M., Assistant Professor of Public Speaking.
Allegra Stewart, '21, A. M., Instructor in English.
Fay Shover, '00, A. M., Instructor in English.
FAMILY REPRESENTATION IN BUTLER
The following excerpt appearing in The Indianapolis News of
June 15 has called forth several interesting expressions:
Robert Holton Bull, who received his degree at Butler College
represented the fourth generation of one family to be identified
with Butler. He is the ninth of his family to attend the school
and the tenth to be connected with it.
It is the first instance on record of a connection with Butler car-
ried through four generations.
Family Representation 139
Bull's grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, and four un-
cles all attended Butler and his maternal great-grandfather, Dr.
James Ford, was one of the incorporators of Northwestern Chris-
tian University, established under the auspices of the Disciples of
Christ in 1850. This institution became Butler College in 1870.
In his ' ' History of the Ford Family, ' ' Dr. Ford places affiliation
with Butler as the greatest heritage he can bequeath to his posterity
in the following paragraph :
''To my children: Butler University is destined to be a great
institution of learning in the various departments of human knowl-
edge. It is my desire that the interest on my stock shall be used
for the benefit of my family and their descendants, male or fe-
Although Dr. Ford did not attend Butler as a student, his
daughter, Allena Ford, was a member of the class of 1866. She
was married to Benjamin Franklin Williams, who was graduated
at the head of the Butler law class in 1859. In the civil war he
served as captain of the 8th regiment, Indiana volunteer infantry.
Bull's father, Robert Alexander Bull, of Chicago, was the pres-
ident of the class of 1897, and is a past president of the Butler
Alumni Association. His mother, Mrs. Anna Holton Williams
Bull, was a member of the class of 1898, and the daughter of Ben-
jamin Franklin Williams.
Bull's four uncles who attended the college were Jesse Benton
Williams, 1895; Edwin Holton Ford, ex- '84; Frank Ford Wil-
liams, 1893, and John Sherman Williams, ex- '02.
Edward H. Clifford, '93, of Christopher, Illinois, sends this fine
record: John Ellis Clifford; Miles L. Clifford, '79; Vincent G.
Clifford, '79; Perry H. Clifford, '89; Edward H. Clifford, '93;
Grace J. Clifford, '01 (Mrs. Raymond A. Smith) ; Jeannette O,
Clifford, '12 (Mrs. Ray V. Wickens) ; Austin V. CUfford, '17;
Catherine Clifford ; Scot Butler Clifford, '23.
The Brown family adds up well: Demarchus C. Brown, '79;
Hilton U. Brown, '80 ; Louise Brown (Mrs. J. W. Atherton) ;
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Mark Brown; Mary Brown (Mrs. George Stewart) ; Archibald A.
Brown ; Jean Brown, '19 ; Hilton U. Brown, Jr. ; Paul V. Brown,
'24; Jessica M. Brown, '24; Ji^ia A. Brown, '26; Philip C.
Of the Jameson family the following representation may be
given: Alexander C. Jameson; Sarah Jameson (Mrs. William
Wallace) ; Ada Jameson ; Rebecca Jameson ; Emma Jameson ; Eliz-
abeth M. Jameson; Lucy M. Jameson; Henry Jameson, '69; Ovid
B. Jameson; George L. Jameson; Edward L. Jameson; Thomas J.
Jameson; Anna Jameson; Cordelia C. Jameson (Mrs. A. S. Cald-
well) ; Charles T. Jameson; Alexander Jameson; Katharine Merrill
Jameson, '16 (Mrs. P. C. Lewis) ; Henry M. Jameson, '19 ; Lydia
The Blount family is thus represented in the College catalogues :
Cyrus N. Blount, '58; Barzillai M. Blount, '95; EU V. Blount,
'59; Jacob Blount, '66; Barbara P. Blount, '68 (Mrs. Frank C.
Cassel) ; (Alcinda T. Blount, '68 (Mrs. J. A. Canady) ; Robert S.
Blount, '76 ; May Blount, (Mrs. E. S. Conner) ; Dora Grace Blount,
'87; Friend Blount; Marvin Blount; Homer Blount; Roland
Blount ; Robley D, Blount ; Lena Blount Van Horn ; Claude Blount
Van Horn ; Eunice Blount Wright ; Charles Blount Winfield ; Ray
Blount Winfield; Willis Blount, '97; Effine P. Blount; Mabel
Blount Pfafifman; Anna M. Blount, '07 (Mrs. J. W. Curry) ; Verna
Sweetman (Mrs. William Mendenhall) ; Lola Blunt Conner, '17;
Lois B. Blount, '20 (Mrs. Herman J. Sheedy) ; Katherine Crebs
McClure; Barbara Smith Blickenstaff; Carroll Blount.
The Blount family has, therefore, received twelve degrees; the
Clifford family, eight; the Brown, seven; the Jameson, three.
The Students ajstd Forestry Preservation 141
THE STUDENTS AND FORESTRY
Stanley Cain, '25, instructor in the department of botany, talked
to the students in chapel upon Forestry Preservation and at the
close presented the following resolution, which was accepted by a
rising vote and ordered to be forwarded to Ovid M. Butler, '02,
secretary of the The American Forestry Association with offices
at Washington, D. C. :
Whereas, after twenty years of strenuous effort the preserva-
tion of our forests has seemed assured, with large tracts set aside
in the West under national guardianship and a growing tendency to
establish reserves in the East, and
Whereas, "flourishing woodlands", as declared by President
Coolidge in his proclamation for National Forestry Week, April
18-24, 1926, ''mean more than timber crops, permanent industries,
and an adequate supply of wood. They minister to our outdoor
recreation, they preserve animal and bird life; protect and beau-
tify our hillsides and feed our streams ; they preserve the inspiring
national environment which has contributed so much to American
Whereas, these areas with their natural resources, which are
the property of the people as a whole, and the policies of the
United States Forest Service which have been widely approved
by scientific and other societies and by the public generally, are
now seriously endangered by proposed legislation, namely the Stan-
field grazing bill, known officially as S. 2584, and
Whereas, this legislation, if passed, or similar legislation, would
divest the government of its rightful control and the people of
property and rights which are theirs, and would virtually form a
series of easements, politically favoring and subsidizing certain
Whereas, such a condition would result in practical annulment
of present conservation policies and advantages and would result
in exploitation of our natural resources more flagrant than that of
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the Tea-pot Dome, Alaskan Coal, Timber Rights, etc., which have
been national scandals, therefore,
Be It Resolved, That the student body of Butler University of
Indianapolis earnestly request the people and the Congress of the
United States to prevent such legislation.
Upon receipt of the resolution Mr. Butler wrote to Mr. Cain:
It is a pleasant moment in our work when a letter like yours
arrives. It makes us feel that our work is very much worth while,
and then, of course, the fact that my Alma Mater has taken such
splendid action in support of forest conservation is particularly
Of all the resolutions pertaining to the Stanfield legislation
which have come across my desk I can not recall any that show a
clearer understanding of the situation or one that is worded more
to the point than the one which the students of Butler University
adopted. I congratulate you and them.
Many letters to the alumni are sent from the secretary's office —
perhaps too many; but certain facts are necessary concerning the
maintenance of this office evidently not yet understood.
Of every graduate of the College an alumni fee of two dollars
due yearly on October 1 is desired. This fee is spent entirely upon
the publication of The Quarterly — and then does not cover ex-
The secretary may be at fault in her communications in speaking
of the dues under caption of "subscription for The Quarterly,"
because several alumni have replied that one copy of the mag-
azine is enough for their family, though several others have grad-
uated. We realize that a whole family may read one copy, but
we feel that no member of a family may assume the alumnal re-
sponsibility of another member, that every degree carries with it
the obligation and privilege of the payment of personal alumni
Kindly Read 143
In addition to this alumni fee of two dollars is asked a contri-
bution of whatever amount an alumnus cares to make, from one
dollar up, for the Alumni Scholarship Fund, this amount
to be sent to the Class Secretary. The request for this contribution
will come each year, so why not make this as easy as possible for
your secretary by promptly — even without notification — paying?
Next year will continue the offering by alumni of two scholarships
in the form of the payment of a year's tuition each.
If you look into the management of alumni affairs of any aca-
demic institution, you will find nowhere so little asked of graduates
as by Butler. For instance: In the east is a college we all know
with a registration of 500 students. Last year its voluntary alumni
contributions were sufficient to pay the running expenses of the
alumni office which consisted of the salary of the alumni secretary
(equal to a head professor's) and his two assistants, the publication
of the alumni magazine, and at the close of the year to hand over
to the College treasury a surplus of $7,000. ''You must have rich
alumni," remarked an aghast listener. "Not at all, replied the
secretary, "but practically every alumnus pays something into the
alumni fund." This is by no means an unusual situation.
There has been a reorganization of The Quarterly staff. A busi-
ness manager has been added for the assistance of the editor, who
will at the same time be treasurer of the Association. Therefore,
hereafter pay your dues to George A. Schumacher, Butler Uni-
versity. All business communications go to Mr. Schumacher. All
literary communications go to Miss Gray don. If for any reason
your Quarterly fails to reach you, notify either of the above
It is essential that a correct mailing file be kept by the secretary,
so kindly notify her of changed address. The last mailing brought
back over fifty letters stamped with "address unknown". You
will readily see this is trying at the office. We like to know where
you are, we are interested in you and all your ways, so please keep
The Executive Committee of the Alumni Association is composed,
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according to the constitution, of the the officers elected in June to
whom are added another member appointed by the president of
the university (for next year George A. Schumacher, '25) and one
elected by the officers (for next year Howard C. Caldwell, '15).
This committee met and organized on the evening of June 29 at
the home of Miss Graydon. Plans were discussed and set on foot
for next year. With Commencement fresh in mind, the activities
suggested bore especially upon the subject of alumni representation
at the various alumni occasions of the year — Home-coming in Oc-
tober, Founders' Day in February, Alumni Day in June.
The question of regional Alumni Clubs was discussed with ap-
proval, and warmly encouraged.
For any helpful suggestion from any interested alumnus the
committee will be grateful.
DIRECTORY OF CLASS SECRETARIES
1881 — ;Mrs. Myron R. Williams, 345 N. Audubon, Indianapolis.
1883 — Robert L. Dorsey, Tucker & Dorsey, Indianapolis.
1884 — Mrs. Grace Julian Clarke, 115 S. Audubon Road, Indianapolis.
1885 — Arthur V. Browoi, Union Trust Company, Indianapolis.
1887 — Jane Graydon, 303 Downey Avenue, Indianapolis.
1890— Mrs. Vida T. Cottman, 336 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis.
1891 — Mrs. Mary Brouse Schmuck, 5808 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
1892— Mrs. John S. Wright, 3730 N. Pennsyvania St., Indianapolis.
1893 — Dr. D. W. Layman, Medical Arts Building, Indianapolis.
1894 — iMrs. Willis K. Miller, 312 Downey Avenue, Indianapolis.
1895 — Mrs. Mansur Oakes, 2121 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis.
1897— Mabel Tibbott, 336 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis.
1899 — Emily Helming, 552 N. Central Court, Indianapolis.
1900 — Esther Fay Shover, 2057 Broadway, Indianapolis.
1901 — May Cunningham, 2327 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.
Directory of Class Secretaries 145
1904 — Katherine Quinn, 722 Fairfield Ave., Indianapolis.
1905— Mrs. Edith D. Hughes, 1728 Cross Drive, Woodruif PL, Indianapolis.
1'906 — ilrs. Gem Craig Eeasoner, 920 Campbell St., Indianapolis.
1907 — Miss Irma Brayton, 2125 Broadway, Indianapolis.
1908 — Mrs. John Wallace, 246 Hampton Drive, Indianapolis.
1909— Mrs. Elizabeth Bogert Schofield, 2625 E. Washington, Indianpolis.
1910 — Herbert Hyman, 3445 Birchwood Ave., Indianapolis.
1911 — Maud Russell, 60 N. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis.
1912 — Corinne Welling, 5202 Washington Blvd., Indianapolis.
1913— Mrs. Jessie Breadheft Chalifour, 2131 E. Tenth St., Indianapolis.
1914 — Mrs. Ellen Graham George, 2802 Cornell Ave., Indianapolis.
1915 — Howard C. Caldwell, 32 Bosart Ave., Indianapolis.
1916 — Francis W. Payne, 5345 University Ave., Indianapolis.
1917 — Mrs. Georgie E. Gill, 5841 Julian Ave., Indianapolis.
1918 — Virginia Kingsbury, 317 Downey Ave., Indianapolis.
1919 — Jean Brown, 5087 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
1920 — Gladys Banes, 1556 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis.
1921 — Margaret Bruner, 324 S. Ritter Ave., Indianapolis.
1922— Mrs. Dale Hodges, 5345 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
1923— Dale R. Hodges, 5345 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
1924 — Gwendolyn Dorey, 4602 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.
1925 — Katharine M. Lennox, 2413 N". Delaware St., Indianapolis.
1926 — Julia A. Brown, 5087 E. Washington St., Indianapolis.
Earl T. Ludlow, '96, is now living in Longmont, Colorado.
Miss Frieda P., Haseltine, '16, is spending the summer in Europe.
Edward Ploenges, '15, was back for Commencement from Par-
Miss Grace McGavran, '19 ; spent a few days in Irvington en
route to Colorado for the summer.
Arthur A. Johnson, '95, is located in Cuba in connection with
The Cuba Railroad Company.
Dr. Paul A. Draper, '21, recent resident physician in the Riley
Hospital, has removed to Detroit.
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Edward McGavran, '24, has received the Austin Teaching Fel-
lowship in the Harvard Medical School.
Mrs. W. L. Caldwell, formerly Miss Ida Snyder, ex- '97, of Dan-
ville, Illinois, made a recent brief visit to the campus.
Paul W. Ward, '14, stopped long enough in Indianapolis on June
12 to say ''hello" and take a bite with his class mates.
Earl T. Bonham, '17, is located in Indianapolis, associated with
the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.
Mrs. Joseph Ostrander (Guinevere Ham, ex- '16) and little
daughter, Nancy, are living in the Audubon Court, Irvington.
Myron M. Hughel, '17, makes announcement of his office for in-
vestment securities recently opened in 701 J. F. Wild building,
Mrs. Pearl Wolf Whitlock, '14, has accepted a position in a
school for girls among the mountain people of Kentucky, located
at Olive Hill.
Victor C. Twitty, '25, is spending the summer in the Biological
Laboratory on Mount Desert, Maine, where he is making a survey
of marine worms.
Miss Maurine Watkins, '19, has written a play which will be pre-
sented in the autumn at the opening of Professor George P. Baker 's
theatre at Yale University.
William L. Kiser, '24, is special agent of the International Life
Insurance Company with offices at 805-6 Fletcher Savings and
Trust Building, Indianapolis.
Edward H. Clifford, '93, and Mrs. Clifford (Lora C. Hadley,
'95) began on April 19 their work in the pastorate of the Chris-
tian Church of Christopher, Illinois.
Personal Mention 147
Miss Agnes Tilson, '10, has spent the past year at Teachers'
College and has also taken courses in the Nursery School Research
at the Child Welfare Institute of New York City.
Mrs. E. H. Fishback, wife of the principal of the Junior High
School of Anderson, Indiana, has been a recent visitor to the
campus. Mrs. Fishback was Miss Beulah Smith, ex- '11.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharpe, ex- '92, teacher in the religious
department of the Young Men's Christian Association of Detroit
recently visited Irvington as the guests of Mrs. Walter S. King,
Dr. and Mrs. Kercheval (Elizabeth Stephenson, '15) have mo-
tored to Connecticut to visit their brother, John Stephenson, ex-
'14, and Mrs. Stephenson, who have a studio in the woods near
On the evening of May 19 the faculty of the College entertained
at the Propylaeum, Indianapolis, the faculties of the schools af-
ffiliated with the University, Teachers' College, John Herron Art
Institute and the Metropolitan School of Music.
Miss Martha Oliver, A. B., Wheaton College, A. M., Columbia
University, daughter of Dr. John H. Oliver, former student of the
University and long-time friend, has been appointed instructor in
English for next year in the absence of Miss Mary McBride, '14.
Miss Eleanor A. Hester, secretary of President Aley, is again
seen in her office, after a year's study in the University of Min-
nesota. Miss Hester took vocational psychology, business psychol-
ogy, public speaking, and, in addition, gave special attention to
personal work in that institution.
Thomas Carr Howe, Jr. graduated in June from Harvard, be-
ing one of the three in his department taking degrees magna cum
laude, and being one of fifty seniors elected from the number of
those graduating magna cum laude to membership in the Phi Beta
Kappa Society. He and his sister. Miss pharlotte B. Howe, have
sailed for a summer in Europe. ^^^CvV '' <^^
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Announcement is made of the reorganization of the office of Lee
Bums, ex- '93, whereby, after June 1, Edward James, ex- '22, will
be associated with him in the practice of architecture. After leav-
ing Butler College to enlist in the great war, Mr. James graduated
from the College of Architecture of Cornell University and is a
junior member of the American Institute of Architecture.
Claris Adams, ex- '10, has been appointed Secretary and Coun-
sellor-at-law for the American Life Convention, an organization of
life insurance companies located at St. Louis. This necessitates
the removal for residence of Mr. Adams and his family, a loss to
Invington and Indianapolis. However, The Quarterly sends it very
cordial congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Adams and wishes for
them all good things in their new home.
It was pleasant to see on the campus on Alumni Day Robert
Mathews and his children, Robert III and Nancy. Professor
Mathews will next year be in charge of the department of mathe-
matics in the University of West Virginia. Of his brothers, Mur-
ray, '13, is located at the Del Monte hotel, California ; William in
Tucson, Arizona; Philip practicing law in San Francisco. Mrs.
Mathews is making her home with her son Philip.
Phil C. Brown, '23, formerly football star and captain of the
Butler eleven in 1922 and son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Brown, has
been appointed football coach and instructor in physical training
in Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland. This institution
is one of the oldest schools of higher education in the east, having
been established by George Washington and his associates in 1782.
Washington's first subscription was fifty guineas and he was a
member of the first board of directors.
Of the faculty Dr. and Mrs. W. L. Richardson are summering in
England and France ; Dr. and Mrs. Thor G. Wesenberg in Spain,
France, Norway; Dr. Baumgartner in Germany; Dr. Jensen in
Mexico ; Mr. and Mrs. Dabuey, in Prance. Studying in American
Universities are: Miss WiUiite, Columbia University; Mr. Slifer,
Mr. Graham, Miss McBride, University of Chicago; Miss Banes,
Personal Mention 149
Radcliffe College ; Mr. Bridenstine, University of Iowa ; Miss Dur-
bin, Ohio State University. Professor Birdsong is teaching in the
University of Wisconsin.
It was very pleasant to greet on the campus so many old alumni,
among whom were B. F. Kinnick, '71; H. U. Brown, '80; M. 0.
Naramore, '83; Clarence L. Goodwin, '83; Mrs. May Dailey Mor-
gan, '84; Mrs. A. M. Chamberlain, '84; William C. Smith, '84;
Mrs. Grace Julian Clarke, '84; Mrs. Corinne Thrasher Carvin,
'86; Alex. Jameson, '86; B. F. Dailey, '87; Jane Gray-
don, '87; E. S. Conner, '87; Arthur Shoemaker, '87; R.
F. Kautz, '87; A. M. Hall, '88; W. G. Irwin, '89; Mrs.
Clara Shank Levy, '89; the class of '90; Robert Hall, '91; Mrs.
Eva J. King, '91 ; Raymond D. Meeker, '91 ; Miss Grace Meeker,
ex- '91; T. A. Hall, '92; Mrs. Lettie N. Wright, '92; Samuel Shank,
'92 ; Bertha Thormyer, '92, and many others.
Mrs. Anne Butler Thomas has sent the fine Celtic library of
her husband, David Owen Thomas, to the National Library of
Wales. This library is under the patronage of the Prince of Wales
and contains some of the rarest works and manuscripts in exist-
ence. The building itself is a beautiful marble structure and
stands in a lovely vale near Aberystwith.
Dr. Thomas's favorite research was in the history and signi-
ficance of the Holy Sacrament and he had a remarkable collection
of authorative works on that subject. His library contained every
known work published in that field, together with a really great
reference library on Textual Criticism containing all the latest
works on the original text of the Sacred Scriptures. To scholars
these are extremely valuable works and Mrs. Thomas is having
them arranged in one library of two divisions with the expectation
of presenting them to the College of Religion of Butler University.
Mrs. Thomas has also previously given funds to the University
for a Memorial Reading Room in memory of her brother. Mack
Butler, and is planning to place some valuable paintings in this
room when the new Butler is achieved.
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Stuhldreher-Brosnan — On April 28 were married in Indian-
apolis Mr. Walter Joseph Stuhldreher and Miss Mildred Genevieve
Brosnan, '25. Mr. and Mrs. Stuhldreher are at home in Indian-
Pohl-Pollitt — On May 14 were married in New York City Mr.
Frederick Julius Pohl and Miss Josephine Mellwain PoUitt, '17.
Mr. and Mrs. Pohl are at home in Brooklyn, New York.
Godfrey-Strickland — On May 15 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. Culver Godfrey, '25, and Miss Louise Strickland. Mr. and
Mrs. Godfrey are at home in Indianapolis.
Gray-Snyder — On May 26 were married in Indianapolis Mr.
Glenn Gray, '25, and Miss Dolores Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. Gray
are at home in Hollywood, Florida.
Stout-Day — On June 16 were married in Indianapolis Mr.
Richard H. Stout and Miss Dorothy Day, ex- '25. Mr. and Mrs.
Stout are at home in Indianapolis.
Morgan-Foxworthy — On June 16 were married in Indiaanpolis
Mr. James Green Morgan, son of Mrs. Dorinda Green Morgan, '95,
and Miss Mildred Foxworthy, '25. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan are at
home at Frankfort, Kentucky.
Trabue-Jaehne — On June 19 were married in Indianapolis Mr.
Samuel Logan Trabue and Miss Helen Coulter Jaehne, '19. Mr.
and Mrs. Trabue are at home in Rushville, Indiana.
Mackey-Daugherty — On June 22 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. Maurice C. Mackey and Miss Rebecca Daugherty, '25. Mr.
and Mrs. Daugherty are at home in Indianapolis.
Van Houten-Findley — On June 25 were married in Indian-
apolis Mr. Walter C. Van Houten and Miss Katherine Findley,
ex- '16. Mr. and Mrs. Van Houten are at home in Lenox, Iowa.
Badger-Showalter — On June 26 were married in Danville, In-
diana, Mr. Stephen Mills Badger, ex- '26, and Miss Mary Agnes
Showalter, instructor in French. Mr. and Mrs. Badger are at
home in Bradentown, Florida.
Keach-Kessler — On June 30 were married in Seymour, In-
diana, Mr. Glen Keach, '23, and Miss Lucile Kessler.
Bryant-Fitzgerald — On July 3 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. George Bryant and Miss Edith Mae Fitzgerald, '24. Mr. and
Mrs. Bryant are at home in Chicago, Illinois.
Ropkey-Chiles — On July 10 were married in Indianapolis Mr.
Frederick Noble Ropkey and Miss Dorotha Marjorie Chiles, '26.
Mr. and Mrs. Ropkey are at home in Indianapolis.
Beeler — To Professor and Mrs. A. D. Beeler, on June 19, in
Indianapolis, a son — James Albert.
Ham— To Mr. Scott Ham, '25, and Mrs. Ham, '24, in Florida—
Kingsbury — To Mr. George H. Kingsbury, ex- '20, and Mrs.
Kingsbury, on July 10 in Indianapolis, a son — Edward David.
Negley — To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Negley (Alma Hoover, '08)
in Indianapolis on March 17, a daughter — Helen Louise.
ScHMALZRiED — To Mr. and Mrs. Schmalzried (Muriel Bruner,
'15) on May 31 at Lagro, Indiana, a daughter — Margaret Ann.
Schumacher — To Mr. and Mrs. William Schumacher (Virginia
Barney, '22) on April 7 in Indianapolis, a daughter — Joan.
Wheeler — To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward Wheeler (Ruth
Brayton, ex- '18) on May 30 in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, a daugh-
ter — Mary Irma.
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DuTTENHAVER — The QUARTERLY sends its Sympathy to Mr. Harry
Duttenhaver, ex- '24, and Mrs. Duttenhaver in the loss by drowning
of their son, Harry, Jr., at the age of two years at Bunnell, Florida.
Felt — The Quarterly extends its sincere sympathy to Mrs.
Mable Felt Browder, '15, Mrs. Elsie Felt Caldwell, '17, and Truman
Felt, ex- '23, on occasion of the death of their father. The passing on
June 5 of Judge Edward W. Felt was a loss not only to his fam-
ily, but also to the community in which he lived, to the Methodist
Episcopal Church of Irvington, to the Bar Association of Indiana.
He was the friend of all good things, and his withdrawal from the
world deeply in need of such valiant men is bereavement and im-
GiLLMAN — John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Waide Gillman (Helen
Findley, '18) died at his home in Irvington on April 12 at the age
of three years, and was buried in Crown Hill cemetery on the 14th.
TiBBOTT — Inez Watts, wife of E. F. Tibbott (both former stu-
dents of the College), died in New Orleans on May 11 and was
laid in the cemetery of the Irvington she loved on the 13th.
When the word came that Inez Watts Tibbott had crossed the
Great Divide, her many friends were conscious of a yawning gap
Language does not come easily in face of such a loss. Her name
conjures visions of her loyalty, her strength of love that defied
criticism or fault, that reached out in the dark and across spaces
with understanding and sympathy. There comes the memory of
her fine, well-trained mind filled with rich store of the literature
of every age. She lived so close to Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane
Austen, De Morgan, Marshall, Bennett, that she reflected them in
the very atmosphere which radiated from her mind.
There was nothing mediocre in her walk through life. She
loathed the common-place. She loved greatness in people, in books,
in pictures, in song. She gloried in the beauty of bird and flower
and all of God's great out-of-doors. She knew and felt deeply the
responsibility of fine birth, yet through her mood of high serious-
ness was shot a keen sense of humor and the bubbling fun of life.
She was tender, she was large, she was human — a staff to lean upon
and a light to the path.
J. G. J.
Losing a friend is a fearful price to pay for
having known him. Yet it is not too great a
price for the glory of the friendship he brought
us, the inspiration he was, and the pride we
have in him.
He is not gone. For just a little while he
has passed beyond our ken. In memory and
in truth he is deathless and eternal.
We have not known before such courage as
was his. We do not ask that we shall ever know
a finer spirit.
We saw him grow. We saw him, buoyant,
unafraid, triumphant, rise over obstacles and
accomplish more in a few short years than four
score might have brought him were he less un-
quenchable of courage.
None need ever have asked what his ideals
were. He lived them. The greatest of them
was devotion to family and friends, of a depth
that passes understanding.
Beautiful in life, dauntless in death, as he
loved us, we love him.
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THE TIE THAT BINDS
Listen, you blessed and fortunate seniors, Butler has filled a
I'ather large place in your lives during the last four years, hasn't
it! You know it has. And now that everything is almost over —
all except taking an examination or two and reaching out after
your diploma — it is high time you were thinking of what your
relationship to your college will be after graduation.
Of course, you will be an alumnus. You can't help that. Grad-
uation makes you that, but graduation does not and can not make
you the kind of an alumnus that you should wish to be. That is
an individual matter of heart and soul. As the years roll by you
will develop either into an alumnus that will be one of the College 's
rich treasures or into one that will be a nonentity, a dead letter
on the alumnal roll. The situation rests with you.
A number of the seniors have already made their decision. That
is, they have subscribed to the Alumnal Quarterly, which is the
first step toward becoming a true-blue alumnus. Two dollars is
sometimes a considerable sum of money around Commencement
time, but these seniors know that the campus associations which
they have been building up through the years have a value that
can not be computed in coin of the realm. When they leave this
place to scatter across the land, they can not take their college
with them. They can not take their college friends. But the
Alumnal Quarterly will in a fashion bring what they can not
take. It will reach out across the miles and across the years, and
like a silken cord, will bind heart with heart and old with new in
the name of "auld lang syne." — The Butler Collegian.
Entered as second-class matter March 26, 1912, at the post
office at Indianapolis, Ind., under the act of March 3, 1879.
Demarchus C. Brown
H. S. ScHELL, B. F. Dailey, Louis Rowland
New Ideals in Industry and Education
Dean Ralph E. Heilman
Music and Poetry : Their Relation to the Medical Life
Dr A. W. Brayton
From the City Office
Around the Campus
College of Religion
Distribution of Butler Alumni
BUTLER ALUMNAL^ QUARTERLY
Vol XV OCTOBER, 1926 No. 3
ISSUED JANUARY, APEIL, JULY, OCTOBER
Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis.
Subscription price, two dollars per year.
Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indi-
anapolis, Indiana, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Officers of the Alumni Association — President, John F. Mitchell, Jr., '06;
First Vice-President, Shelley D. "Watts, '00; Second Vice-President, Mrs.
Mary Louise Ragsdale, '17; Treasurer and Business Manager, George A.
Schumacher, '25; appointees, Howard C. Caldwell, '15 and George A.
Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly — Katharine M.
DEMAECHUS CLARITON BROWN
We have met to do honor to the memory of a man full-orbed and
without guile; a teacher of rare power, ever enamoured of the
beautiful, the true and the good ; a citizen interested in everything
human, but especially devoted to the amelioration of the condition
of the unfortunate.
I entered Butler College in the 'eighties, some time after the
beginning of the fall term. Arranging my program of studies I came
last to the Greek room. There, seated on a platform, class-book and
pencil in hand, sat the professor of Greek. One glance and I knew
I had met the college professor of my boyish dreams. The stalwart
frame, Olympian head, lofty brow, firm jaw, ruddy countenance,
kindly voice bound me with ' ' hoops of steel. ' ' For five years I was
his devoted pupil.
A few characteristics of this wonderful teacher come to me
through the mists of time. His dignity, often verging on austerity,
but always bounded by courtesy, impressed every student. There
were no pranks played in his classroom; no unseemly hilarity; no
frivolous chatter. His remarkable patience was always in evidence.
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The stupidity of some of us was enough to wreck the patience of a
saint, but Brown was always imperturbable and undismayed. His
marvelous restraint has always been my envy and alas ! my despair.
He never scolded, never nagged, never gave vent to sarcasm, yet
somehow got things done. His boundless enthusiasm for the clas-
sics made the most difficult subject of the curriculum attractive
and popular. He would beam gloriously over a choral passage of
Aeschylus and chuckle merrily over a witty thrust of Aristoph-
anes — ours not to reason why, but we likewise beaincd and
chuckled. He possessed the unusual gift of inspiring in his
students the will to work. Other lessons they might shirk, but no
student of Brown ever ventured to come to recitation without at
least an attempt at preparation.
Nor did his interest in education lag after leaving Butler. His
universal greeting to friends was, ' ' what do you know ? ' ' — not that
he expected to hear some wonderful bit of knowledge gleaned or
knotty problem solved, but he simply couldn't forget that he was
a pedagog and wanted to know that his friends were alive and
growing in knowledge.
Last spring I was wrestling with the Logos of the first Chapter
of John 's Gospel — ' ' In the beginning was the Word and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God." Again late in the evening,
I went to my old teacher. For a half hour we discussed the Greek
involved, with the old time fervor. And so it always was. When
one wanted to know something of the beautiful, the true and the
good — the God-like — he went to Brown, and never came away
empty handed: for Brown, like the Great Teacher, "Having loved
His own, He loved them to the end. ' '
His life has been taken from us ; his body will soon be consigned
to Mother Earth ; but his spirit is our everlasting possession,
H. S. SCHELL, '90.
In days gone by the classical course was a challenge to students
of the first order. Its major study was the Greek language. Four
years of Greek — the most highly inflected language ever spoken ;
four years of thumbing Hadley's Greek grammer and Liddell and
Scott's lexicon; four years of Greek, under the most exacting
professor ever in Butler College, who marked his class book in red
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ink, and on a scale of ten, shaded the grades to fractions of one-
Only students of high ambition elected this course. To their
great delight they found the professor of Greek not only exacting
but also much given to kindness and patience. He got from his
students the greatest amount of work with the least amount of
friction. He was enthusiastic, stimulating, inspiring. This ideal
college professor was Demarchus C. Brown.
He was the embodiment of the threefold manhood-physical,
intellectual and spiritual. He had the body of an athlete ; it Avas
good to see him crossing the campus with long strides and uplifted
face. His mind was at home in many fields of knowledge. Among
the ten most scholarly men in Indiana there was a place for De-
marchus C. Brown. His religion was of the Spirit and left its
benediction on all who came in touch with him.
It was a joy to be present when he conducted chapel exercises.
His scripture readings were selected with great care. They were
often dramatic passages from the Old Testament and were read
with fine effect. The prayer that followed had the simplicity of
childhood for he prayed as one who talked with God.
Professor Brown was ever in touch with the times. He carried
his years gracefully. In dress, in manner, in alertness, he retained
the spirit of youth. He was by instinct a teacher; with him a
common form of salutation was "What do you know?" A student
of the Bible, he gathered around him a class loyal to his leadership.
He was a lover of books; to him a library was a sacred place.
Versed in the literature of many languages, he was par excellence
a man of letters. The soul of refinement, he gave freely of himself
for the uplift of the deficient and delinquent. His interests were
far-reaching ; he served the School, the State, the Church with
unselfish devotion. His was a culture charming and changeless;
he was always the Christian gentleman.
He was a captain in the fight for truth and for the freedom of
mind and spirit and his buoyant, heroic soul goes marching on in
the hearts of aU his students who recall, with happy memories, the
days spent at the feet of Professor Brown.
B. F. DAILEY, '87.
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Those who knew Demarchus C. Brown will, it is believed, agree
that he was first of all a gentleman, in the fine sense of the word.
Broad-minded, tolerant, charitable, courteous and kindly — such
adjectives as these are suggested by the very mention of his name.
Loving and cherishing knowledge, he yet recognized the limits
beyond which it was impossible for him or any one else to go in
acquiring it. So he was always a questioner rather than an asserter,
and was accustomed to say "I wonder" rather than "I know."
There was in this no pose, but rather the manifestation of the spirit
of the true scholar — and a scholar this man was.
It is a favorite theory with some that the classically-minded
man, the man who loves the classics, is rather resentful of human
contacts, and is indeed shut off from his kind. There could be no
more striking refutation of this theory than the man who has just
died. He was probably the most widely read scholar in this com-
munity, and yet his life was largely devoted to social service, a
field in which he was most efficient. Twenty-five years a member
of the board of state charities, president of the Indiana Conference
of Charities, and member of the board of Children 's Guardians — in
all these capacities he showed an aptitude for public service that
The truth, of course, is that the classics are feeders of the social
instinct, and kindlers of interest, not only in humanity, but in
individual men and women. It was a Roman writer who said that
because he was ''a man, nothing that concerns a man do I deem a
matter of indifference to me." That was exactly the feeling of
Mr. Brown, the scholar, the lover of poetry, the adorer — one may
almost say — of the Greek spirit and the Greek ideals of beauty and
wisdom. His life was largely ruled by the admonition of one of
the wisest of the Greeks : ' ' Nothing in excess. ' '
Of this man's public services little need be said, for they speak
for themselves. The state library, over which he presided for
twenty years with distinction, owes much to him. It is due to his
intelligent interest and his energy that the library is far richer
than it ever was before in historical data, particularly those con-
nected with Indiana history. Many original documents are now
the most cherished possessions of the library, which, but for the
zeal of Mr. Brown, might have been lost. His social service, as
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related to charities, prisons and correctional institutions was of the
highest importance and value.
Mr. Brown was a student to the end of his life, and a lover of
literature. Of late he had been much interested in New Testament
Greek, agreeing with other scholars-^and indeed there is no room
for difference of opinion — that it was not classic, but rather the
Greek of the street and the market place. So his sympathy was
wholly with those who would translate the New Testament in the
light of that truth. The whole subject was interestingly and
exhaustively discussed by Mr. Brown in a paper dealing with the
writings of St. Paul before the Indianapolis Literary Club, of
which he was a valued member, contributing much to its
A well-rounded man he was, loving sports (and in his youth
participating in them) as well as books — perhaps in this, as much
as in anything else, he was a Greek. He was a man of the purest
and finest character, transparently honest, loyal to duty, coveting
only light and truth. It has been said that the highest praise ever
carved on a gravestone was this tribute to a woman : ' ' She was so
pleasant." This may with entire truth be said of Demarchus
Editor of The Indianapolis News.
NEW IDEALS IN INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION
By Ralph Emerson Heilman, Ph. D.
Professor of Economics and Dean, School of Commerce
The most important transformation Avhich in recent years has
come about in the spirit and ideals of industry is the increasing
emphasis which is coming to be placed upon achievement and ac-
complishment in the realm of business, as distinguished from mere
acquisition. The emphasis in business or industry is coming more
and more to be placed upon the winning of economic independence
and financial competency through creative achievement and con-
structive accomplishment of results which are of themselves
important and worth while. The opening up of new territory, the
development of latent resources, the introduction of time and labor-
saving devices, the bringing forth of improved methods of
manufacture and production, the planning and instituting of more
economical methods of finance, the initiation of more effective
and less wasteful methods of marketing and merchandising, the
elimination of waste, the reduction of cost, the stoppage of leaks,
the more effective utilization of by-products, the more effective
mobilization of our plant and human resources, these are the objec-
tives which are coming increasingly to captivate the imagination
and appeal to the enthusiasm of men avIio are engaged in business
and industry. It is true the accomplishment of these purposes
leads to private gain. But more and more, the emphasis is coming
to be placed upon the winning of economic gain and financial
competence through the accomplishment of purposes and results
of this character. Such purposes, when accomplished, go far to
promote social progress and human welfare.
In one of the popular plays last year in New York there was an
interesting scene in w^hich a student comes to an elderly scholar, a
man of letters, who has devoted liis entire life to literature, and
asks him "Who is today America's greatest living poet?" This
venerable man of letters, instead of mentioning the name of any
New Ideals in Industry and Education 163
well-knoAvn poet, replies, "Charles M. Schwab." The young man
says, "What do you mean by referring to him as a poet?" The
old man makes this reply : ' ' Because he dreams great dreams and
makes his dreams come true."
Now I care not what your individual opinion may happen to
be of Mr. Schwab — I mention this incident simply because it is
indicative of the new spirit of the times. If you will run over in
your mind the names of those individuals who are accounted out-
standing leaders in America's commerce and industry, not simply
those who have succeeded in amassing a fortune, but those who
command large public respect, confidence and esteem — you will
find that in every case you are mentioning the name of an indi-
vidual M'ho has achieved his present position in industry through
making some significant and notable contribution to business
methods of his time, which has resulted in a larger and better life
for his fellowmen. ,
So I say that the new ideal in business, first and foremost, is
the increasing emphasis which is coming to be placed upon the
productive life, the achieving, constructive, accomplishing life, as
distinguishd from the merely acquisitive or the possessive life.
Business and industry are coming to recognize the truth enunciated
by the Great Teacher Himself who taught that a man's life con-
sists not in the abundance of material things which he possesses,
but in the higher values which are to be found in service. And
business and industry as it is organized today, presents unusual
opportunity for service to the one who seeks it.
The second important change which has come about in the
spirit and ideals of business is this: An increasing emphasis is
coming to be placed upon cooperation in business. Concerted,
joint, united action by men of business associated together is be-
coming more important as distinguished from purely individual
action on the part of any one business. Business men are coming
to realize that while they may have certain interests which conflict,
they nevertheless have certain interests in common, and within the
limits of those common interests cooperative or common action may
be better than individual or competitive action. Until recently
the management of any successful business enterprise was accus-
tomed to conduct its oaati business regardless of what was being
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done by other businesses in the same or allied lives. But today the
manager of any successful business enterprise recognizes that an
obligation rests upon him to cooperate with the other business
organizations in the community. If he fails to do so, not only may
he miss his opportunity to make a notable contribution to the
community welfare, but some day he may awaken to find himself
lagging behind in the race for survival.
This new ideal expresses itself in various ways — through the
associations and chambers of commerce— local, state, national and
international trade. organizations and many similar bodies, all of
which exist for the purpose of promoting interests which are
larger and broader than the interests of any single firm or any
single member, but which are common to the welfare of the indus-
try or the community as a whole. More and more business is
coming to realize that "we are all members of one body."
It is interesting to note that while these newer ideals have come
to dominate in business and in industry, similar changes are also
coming to dominate our thought in the realm of education.
First, with regard to this newer ideal of achievement. The old
ideal of a college, like the old concept of business, was to a consid-
erable extent individualistic and acquisitive. The college was a
place where young men went to acquire for themselves a sort of
personal culture, an institution intended primarily for those who
expected to enter a profession, and for the children of the well-to-
do. But today we are coming to see that it is the function of the
college and university not onlj^ to enable its students to acquire
personal culture, but also to train and qualify them for achieve-
ment, creative accomplishment, and definite leadership in every
single important field of human activity and human endeavor. As
a result the old curriculum has been greatly broadened, enriched
and extended. Side by side with the older departments which still
retain their important place, as they should, there have been estab-
lished many new departments of instruction. For example, courses
have been established in architecture, in engineering, civil, elec-
trical and mechanical, in forestry, in social work, in commerce,
finance and industry, and courses for teachers, courses in house-
hold science, in agriculture, etc. We are coming to recognize that
education is not the function of any single college, but that it is the
New Ideals in Industry and Education 165
function of our system of education as a whole to train young men
and women for leadership, accomplishment, and service in every
important field of human activity and endeavor which requires a
highly trained intelligence, or which can be reduced to a teachable
basis, or which is of importance to mankind. This refers not only
to those fields which require a high degree of appreciation for the
cultural values in life, but also to those which require a high degree
of technical and professional training.
True, we recognize the enormity of this problem and the fact
that no single institution can cover this entire field. The demand
for various types of education would be entirely beyond the
resources of any single institution now existing or which can pos-
sibly be conceived. The wisest thing which any single institution
can do is to select that portion of this field which, by virtue of its
location, resources and clientele, it is best qualified to serve. Those
who are familiar with the record of achievement of Butler College
agree that that portion of the field which Butler College has
elected to serve, it has for many years served honorably, nobly
The second ideal above referred to, that of cooperative action,
is likewise making itself felt in education. A generation ago the
college, very much like the business house, was largely self-
centered. It was concerned with itself and its own activities. A
college was thought of as an institution apart from the world, a
place where people went to live a life of thought and contempla-
tion, but an institution having little concern or interest in the
everyday workaday world. Today we are coming to see that a col-
lege is not a place set apart from the world, that it is a part of the
world, and that a very large amount of its thought and interest
may properly be devoted to those matters which are of vital
concern to this everyday, workaday world of ours. Therefore,
today, among all of our colleges and higher institutions of learning,
both in their institutional capacity and through the activities of
the individual faculty members, there is the heartiest cooperation
with the various public service agencies of the community. Our
colleges and their faculty members today cooperate actively with
the various government agencies, with the various professional,
trade and industrial organizations of the community, with the
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chamber of commerce, the press, the women's clubs, the parent-
teacher's associations, the churches, etc. In fact, the colleges are
coming to realize that they are primarily" public service institu-
tions, with an obligation resting upon them to cooperate effectively
with every other public service agency in the community in order
that all of them make the largest and best contribution to the
public welfare. Today no young man or young woman can attend
one of our colleges or universities for a period of four years, and
catch the spirit that dominates the institutions, Avithout having
become very much better qualified to take his or her place in the
community to cooperate, to work with others and to "pull in har-
ness" with others for the purpose of promoting the interests of
their trade, industry, profession and community.
Another thing which is to be marked is this : We are coming
to recognize the fact that the interests of industry and the inter-
ests of education are mutual and interdependent. We are recog-
nizing that business and industrj^ must rely upon our higher
institutions of education to perform certain important tasks; and
that higher education must lean upon the men of business and
affairs to perform certain other important functions. For example,
business and industry must rely upon education to conduct the
scientific investigation and researches Mdthout which modern
industry could not be conducted and to train those who are to
conduct such work. I call your attention to the results achieved in
colleges and universities in the field of chemistry, physics, econom-
ics and natural science. The results in these scientific investiga-
tions and research are not confined to the ten per cent, or less of
our population which attends our colleges and universities, but
they ramify through the entire rank and file of our population,
going far to promote the comforts, conveniences and safety of
- Business and industry must rely upon our colleges and liigher
institutions of learning to provide, either directly or indirectly,
practically all of the formal instruction which is offered not only
to the small percentage of the population which attend our col-
leges, but to that vast majority who leave school at an early age to
assume their place as wage earners in industry. For these children
are taught by teachers who in their turn have received their train-
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ing in our colleges, universities and normal schools. The whole
character of the child's outlook on life, and the type of employee,
business man or citizen he will make, depends in large part upon
the way in which the job of training teachers is performed in our
colleges and universities.
Industry must rely on education to promote clarity and sanity
of thought, in these days when all of our economic, political and
industrial institutions are being subjected to scrutiny, analysis
Industry "has a stake" in our system of higher education, and
in its proper support.
On the other hand, education must rely upon industry, upon
men of business and affairs, for the performance of certain other
liighly important functions. It must rely upon them to provide
personal interests, counsel and advice in the conduct of our educa-
tional institutions. Our educational institutions must depend upon
men of business and affairs for the financial assistance and sup-
port which makes possible their existence. In that connection, I
want to call your attention to a few extremely interesting facts.
In a recent year (the last year for which the Government figures
are available) the total expenditure in this country for cosmetics,
perfumes and cigarettes amounted to more than $750,000,000,
This amount was fifty per cent, in excess of the total then-existing
endowment of all the colleges and universities of the country. In
the same year our expenditure for chewing gum alone was a little
over $00,000,000, which was 100 per cent, in excess of the total
average annual contributions to all of our educational institutions
for the preceding ten years. The expenditure in that year for ice
cream was $600,000,000; cigarettes, $800,000,000; tobacco,
$850,000 000; jewelry, $625,000,000. In other words for all of
these purposes more was expended in a year than the total accu-
mulated endowment of all of our colleges and universities.
Certainly a nation sufficiently wealthy and prosperous to afford
such expenditures for purposes of this kind, is sufficiently
wealthy and generous to see to it that its system of higher educa-
tion is properly assisted, maintained and supported.
One of the most hopeful indications today is the fact that
successful business men are rallying to the support of our
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educational institutions. A new philosophy is coming to prevail
among them. It is this : That the man who has been successful in
business has a special and peculiar obligation to perform some
particular form of public service with at least a portion of the
means with which Fortune has favored him, and that the wise
business man is the one who does this during his lifetime when he
can see his. own money at work. Successful men of business, if
they are public spirited, have two kinds of investments — first,
their private investments; and second, their investments in public
service. The business men who make investments of a portion of
their means in some agency for public service, are rightly insisting
that these investments shall meet the same high standards which
they impose with regard to their private investments.
Business and industrial leaders are coming to realize that
colleges and universities present an unparalleled opportunity for
investment in public service. The well managed college presents
every characteristic of a sound investment in public service.
I congratulate you, and I congratulate Butler College, upon the
splendid response which has already been accorded to your mag-
nificent plans for the future, and more particularly upon the
splendid gifts which have been announced. But while Butler
College is entitled to congratulation, those who are really most
entitled to congratulation are the citizens here in your own
community, because this institution presents to them an opportu-
nity to make an investment in public service. Without such
opportunities, life would indeed be barren for those blessed with
H. G. Wells has referred to the race between education and
catastrophe which is always in progress. How strikingly true is
that statement. Today, as always in the history of the human
race, education is the most vital and the most important single
factor in the promotion of human welfare and social progress. But
if our system of education lags behind, if it fails to keep pace with
the new times or respond to new needs and new conditions catas-
trophe for civilization inevitably follows. Happily in this country
our system of education has not lagged behind; it has not been
weighed in the balance and found wanting.
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I have been particularly impressed in looking over the plans of
Butler University to find that, in the future development and
expansion contemplated, Butler will not lag behind, I am con-
vinced that it will keep abreast of the new requirements, that it
will serve as well this new day, as it has in years gone by.
MUSIC AND POETRY: THEIR RELATION TO
THE MEDICAL LIFE
By Dr. A. W. Brayton, 79
The great interest manifested by the physicians of Indianapolis
in the musical events of the past few years shows that medicine is
not regarded as entirely prosaic by the local profession, even if the
practice of it is not at all times heroic or even idyllic.
For medicine as a biological science includes psychology and
stands in very close relation to poetry and music, the highest forms
of human expression. All avenues of approach and sympathy
should be open to the physician. We agree that he should be
trained in the elements of the profession, should have four year
courses in the great medical schools of city and state universities,
with abundant clinical courses, as is the cry of our profession in
And we agree, too, that it is better for his whole future and
that of his patients that the physician should have so broad and
liberal an education that he will have the best outcome of culture,
and that is, in the long run of years, independence and placidity.
For only by culture can the physician achieve intellectual power
and independence and full justness of perception. Only by cul-
ture, by being in company with the best men and the best books in
youth and throughout life, can he achieve alliance with those choice
spirits who have conceived an infinite hope for mankind ; only by
culture can he enlarge the horizon of feeling and emotion.
But a well-trained intellect and a sound, healthy body and a
due and just temperance are not yet enough for the qualification
of the physician. Nor can he achieve power and intelligence and
justness of perception by following a single line of research in
For even so eminent a scientist and specialist as Darwin did not
bring full circle in the sphere of life. He spent ten years on the
study of barnacles — a notable lesson in patience and persistence —
and he finally rose to the highest concept in biology, that of organic
evolution. And yet he had not culture in the sense that an edu-
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cated man has it — the man of Arnold, who knows the best that has
been said and thought in the world. Late in life he confessed to a
friend that he no longer experienced the need of two things, for
which most men have a dire necessity; and these two things were,
strange as it may seem, religion and poetry. And yet Darwin was
one of the most religious of men, for his love of nature and his
reasoning upon it had come to be to him a religion and secured to
him the ends of right conduct, of solace, of independence, of
serenity and beauty.
There are thousands of men — a constantly increasing host —
who by their intensity of study and research, notable in nature
subjects, as natural history, astronomy, geologj^ — there are many in
our profession — who are going on with their work in patience and
reverence and yet are enabled to lay aside the shackles of habit, of
ancient dreams and traditions. The law of the world ceases for
them to be a narrow fanaticism ; error is no longer the condition of
human morality. But religion is to the physician of this type
none the less a reality.
The mind of man has ever stood in perplexity between the
demands of intellect and sanctity, now tiring of the saints and
again of the philosophers, and no reconciler has as yet appeared
answering once and for all the problems of being, whence, why and
whither. Literature does not solve this problem ; Shakespeare only
presents it. Philosophy accounts as well as it can for the consti-
tution of the world, of the mind of man, but still the old question
of being comes to each anew and must be solved by his own life
and thought, by no book or tradition. The physician, seeing life in
all its aspects and motives, is brought early and often against the
boundary of science and philosophy, and to a higher and more
compelling region, the world of morals and of will. The sense of
moral sentiment lays hold of every man at some time with fierce
haste, taking precedence of all else, reducing all material and
philosophical concepts to chaff and vacuity, and he finds that only
along this way lies serenity and safety. He becomes religious with-
out tradition and without system, creed or theology. Even the
typical agnostics of our generation conduct themselves as though
they believed that God and the soul of man exist and are
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We may well keep in mind, then, that all the avenues of ap-
proach and sympathy should be kept open by the physician. He
should not be less cognizant of the spiritual and emotional relations
in which he stands or may stand to his patient than of the physical
Men primarily educated in medical science have drawn heavily
upon the scientific and religious tolerance of the age. Darwin and
Huxley are notable examples. Darwin discovered evolution and
Huxley was its greatest English advocate, as was Asa Gray in our
country. What a revolution in thought and doctrine ! The
hypothesis that all the forms of life, the universe itself, the mind
of man and all its qualities, emotion, intellect and will, and all the
phenomena of their action were once the latent possibilities of a
fiery cosmic cloud !
Our profession also knows, or should know, the limits beyond
which science ceases to be strong in proof and statement, when it
is time to stop affirming and begin wondering. None more than
we should feel the humility born of insight and knowledge — that
Ave are only transient actors in the cosmic drama. Like Prospero's
fairy creation, we
"Are melted into air, into thin air,
And like the baseless fabric of a vision,
The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces.
The solemn temples, the great globe itself ;
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve.
And like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made of, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."
So when times of storm and stress have passed and the pause
of reflection and emotion comes to us, we are overshadowed by the
great awe which was experienced by Emanuel Kant when he
declared that two things filled him with wonder and emotion — the
contemplation of the starry heavens and the sense of moral respon-
sibility in man. This feeling is inherent, none have escaped it,
even if like the Latin poet they have struggled and denied —
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"Lucretius, better than his mood,
Dropped his plummet down the broad,
Deep universe and said,
'There is no God.'
"Finding no bottom, he denied
Divinely the Divine, and died.
Chief poet of the Tiber side,
By grace of God."
All serious study leads to this cloudland, which lies far beyond
the hampering details of science and theology — a realm and a
vision we can not analyze by the intellect or comprehend by the
sense. It is illumined and made comforting to us by the mystics
and idealists, by the poets and musicians.
The writer was speaking to a thoughtful young man walking
faithfully the ways of his daily vocation the day following a
presentation of the "Walkyrie." He was explaining to his com-
panions the story of the Niebelungen dramas, describing the
Ride of the Walkyries as far, that is, as it is possible to describe
music in words or play the ten commandments on a violin. He
said, in his enthusiasm : "If the whole range of modern literature
Avere lost and only the works of Shakespeare and Wagner remained
to us, the world would have lost but little."
This, I suppose, is the common feeling of those who are wor-
shipers at the shrine of Wagner, master of the drama of thought
and sound, the very "Shakespeare of music."
The opera before Wagner bore little relation to the thought and
life of the people, as it did not spring from their native thought
and tradition. Wagner's aim was to make the opera to the Ger-
mans what the Greek drama was to the Athenians. The tragedies
of Sophocles and Aeschylus embodied human types and elemental
emotions. They were the celebration of the great religious festivals
and w^ere presented twice each year for three days in succession in
open-air theaters to the whole adult male population. Their
influence upon the life and thought of the people was tremendous,
and those few preserved to us are, after two thousand years have
passed away, among the most precious remains of the w^orld 's early
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Wagner, then, followed the Greek, seizing upon the national
myths, pagan and Christian, for myths are universal and free from
the limitations of time and place. And so he wrote the dramas, the
librettos, which in themselves are powerful dramatic poems.
But what shall we say of the mighty genius which could do all
that the old dramatists attempted on the scenic stage and to this
added the vocal and instrumental music, making all contributory
to his purpose? We leave this question to those who have studied
the Wagnerian operas, and they have a voluminous literature in
every modern language.
Those of our profession who have heard " Tannhauser, " the
story of love and redemption through suffering, and the ''Wal-
Icyrie ' ' will know wherein lay their pleasure and what stirred their
emotion; whether it was the art form of the Greek drama, the
tracing of the pagan or Christian myths used as the groundwork
of the drama, the dramatic action and declamation of the text, the
simple scenery employed, or the independence and illustrative
agency of the orchestra, which in Wagner's operas is one of the
chief elements in the development of the plot.
After all "the play's the thing," and not the study or the criti-
cism of it. Wagner was an original genius in music. He could not
express himself in existing forms and so produced an absolutely
new operatic form. Classicism always resists new movements.
Classicism in music means devotion to pure beauty of form and
matter as we have it in ritual music, in the devotional contempla-
tive spirit withdrawn from the world. It is intellectual; it is
profound; it is simple, serene and cloistered — not the life among
men. Classical music found its expressive field in religion just as
did the Gothic architecture, with its heaven-seeking and earth-
despising spires, the cathedrals w^hich were "frozen music."
Wagner could not express himself in these forms, for they do
not contain the note of earthly passion, the fierce dominance of
love and hate, the cry for intellectual liberty, the destructive
analysis of old theologies, the passage of feudalism.
The passion for liberty, the demolition of pagan theology and
the substitution of Christian traditions were the themes of Wag-
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ner, and the old vessels would not serve his purpose, and so he
devised a new operatic mold. And the music-loving world seems
to have accepted it. Few were his friends; the insane King of
Bavaria was the most helpful and appreciative. He was derided
as an iconoclast. France, England and Italy, the latter the home
of the opera, refused his works, but they were received in this
country from the outset. It was sixty-seven years ago that
' ' Tannhauser ' ' was written and it was sung in English in our city
the first time the 11th of April, 1906. It is not to be wondered at
that our physicians very generally seized the opportunity to hear it
sung in English.
Physicists and physicians have done much to develop the his-
tory of the evolution of music, notably Helmholz and Bilroth. The
latter was by nature and desire a musician, although greatest of
the German surgeons and pathologists. The twenty-five years he
spent in Vienna were divided between surgery and music. He
wrote a great work on music, the substance of which has been made
available to American physicians through an extensive and sympa-
thetic essay by Dr. Hemmeter, of Baltimore, in the Johns Hopkins
Hospital Bulletin several years ago. Bilroth shows how the earliest
music was intonation, the rhythm simply that of the text, as in the
Gregorian chants, which emphasized to the people the church
Even now the most civilized nations can not escape the tyranny
of rhythm, the law of periodicity which rules the stars in their
courses and also exercises power over all living things. Rhythm is
the "dance of sound" just as dancing is the rhythm of movement.
Melody grew out of an intonation and rhythm appeared in music
as soon as it did in the measured verses to which music was set. To
children and savages rhythm is the most agreeable form of music
and in primeval humanity must have been the only music known
and was interwoven with language itself. Language expresses
thoughts, moods and emotion in but a crude manner even now —
"In words, like weeds, I'll wrap me o'er,
For words, like Nature, half reveal
And half conceal the soul within. ' '
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Much can be conveyed by music when language fails utterly.
Music and poetry are the highest reaches of human expression and
the closest allies of the heart and mind of man. They serve to spur
up the emotions on which action depends and they nourish indi-
rectly the intellect and the will,
' ' What a piece of work is man ! How noble in reason ! How
infinite in faculties ! The beauty of the world, the paragon of
animals," and yet he can never know himself any more than he
can know the flower in the crannied wall, nor can he ever reveal
himself fully to others by his act or by his speech.
His best life is the life of thought of introspection, and in the
last analj'sis every one must find his solace and his consolation
within himself. The contemplation of the universe of which he is
the highest expression and in which he is supreme, may baffle his
intellect, but it should elevate his heart.
In 1833 Emerson "found the house of Carlyle amid the des-
olate, heathery hills of Craigenputtock, where the lonely scholar
nourished his mighty heart," no one to speak to within sixteen
miles save the minister of Dunscore. Emerson and Carlyle walked
over the long hills and looked down into Wordsworth's country
and naturally reverted to the immortality of the soul. Emerson
tells us that it was not by Carlyle 's wish that they talked upon this
topic, for Carlyle "had the natural disinclination of every nimble
spirit to bruise itself against walls and did not like to place himself
where no step could be taken." "But he was cognizant of the
subtle links which bind the ages together, and how every event
affects the future. Christ died on the tree; that built Dunscore
Kirk yonder and brought you and me together. Time has only a
relative existence." The point of this conversation between
Carlyle and Emerson on immortality is that Carlyle did not want
to talk about it — and what talk of immortality is there that is
positive and assuring? Not that of Socrates in the Phaedo of
Plato ; not in Cicero ; not in the several annual essays by Fiske, by
James, by Osier and others on the Ingersoll Foundation at Har-
vard ; not in Weissman or Metchnikof f do we find proof, for there
is no proof; there is only hope and desire, and we express these
best by poetry and by music, by looking into the eyes of love.
And then we turn to the poets and the musicians, who in the
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past have been the great comforters of mankind, and have yet a
greater part to play in the future of the world. Poetry and music
have filled many shores which the recession of the theologic and
scientific tides have left exposed and lifeless in the past century,
and to poetry and music we may look for our greatest joy and
happiness in the future.
IS THE QUARTERLY WORTH WHILE?
The BUTLER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY has passed its fif-
teenth birthday. In these fifteen years of its existence it has
sought to please and to serve the alumni of Butler University.
That it has not entirely failed in this effort is evidenced by the
slowly increasing subscription list and thr; occasional letter of ap-
probation which is received by the editor. And yet, the QUAR-
TERLY has not been able to awaken sufficient interest among the
alumni to make the publication self-supporting. Each year, save
one in John Kautz's treasurership, since the QUARTERLY was
born in April, 1911, it has been obliged to carry over a deficit on
its books. The cost of publishing the QUARTERLY above the
income from it, for the fiscal year ending June 12, 1926, was
$230.02. Added the cost of the July issue, $381.70, the deficit
which stares us in the face is $611.72. There are for last year two
hundred and twenty-five unpaid subscriptions.
This is a state of affairs which can not be continued indefi-
nitely. The alumni officers can not carry this burden much
longer. The college administration can not — ought not — carry it,
though much help has come from that source in the past. If the
QUARTERLY is worth while, the alumni should shoulder the
burden of keeping it going.
Perhaps there has existed too high an ideal in the hope that a
large percentage of the alumni might care to hear from the old
college home at least four times a year, might care enough to
assume the responsibility of a payment of annual alumni dues of
two dollars. About twenty per cent, of living alumni are paid up
recipients of the periodical.
If the QUARTERLY can be placed upon a self-supporting
basis, there is much to be accomplished. There should be at least
several hundred new subscribers. It should also have business
cards from many alumni who would find it decidedly advantageous
to them to keep their friends and others of the large family of
Butler men and women informed as to where they can be reached.
The business cards are inexpensive, and are a perpetual reminder
to former classmates and friends of one's address and business.
Is THE Quarterly Worth While? 179
There are now more than 1,500 living graduates of Butler Uni-
versity. Less than 350 are paying readers of the QUARTERLY.
Out of the 1,150 who are not paying their alumni dues and thus
receiving the QUARTERLY, ought there not to be at least 900 who
desire to keep in touch with affairs at the college and with their
college friends now very much scattered? There is no better way
to do this than through the QUARTERLY.
IS THE QUARTERLY WORTH WHILE ? If you think it is,
send in now your two dollars for the new year ; also use your influ-
ence in increasing the subscription list.
FROM THE CITY OFFICE
Actual work on the construction of the buildings that will form
the first unit of the Butler University plant in Fairview Park has
been started. Work on the basement of the Arthur Jordan Memo-
rial Hall was begun September 27. Gravel was found at a depth
of five feet, making it possible to utilize this in facilitating the
construction of concrete basement walls.
Contracts for the basements, foundations, the stadium, sewers,
sidewalks, drives, etc., have been let to William C. Smith, pres-
ident of the Marion County Construction Company. He was
graduated from Butler with the class of 1884 and was a member of
the Sigma Chi fraternity while in the university.
"We have been particularly fortunate in having for the school
such a friend as William C. Smith," said John W. Atherton,
executive secretary of Butler. "When we were so badly in need
of money to help along the endowment and building funds he gave
us $25,000. He has taken the contracts for the new Butler units
at Fairview without the hope or expectation of one cent of profit.
All the institution is to pay is the actual cost of the labor and
material, as he will make no charge for the use of his machinery.
When we take into consideration what a fair profit for a contractor
would be on as large a job as this, we may as well say that Mr.
Smith has doubled his $25,000 contribution to his alma mater. He
shows not only generosity but a willingness to do himself what will
be necessary before the actual work ,f placing brick and stone for
the new buildings can be undertaken. We have in Mr, Smith a
Butler man who can be trusted to do his part of the work with a
degree of pride that will be a guarantee of its worth. ' '
"We are happy to have a typical Butler man, such as Mr.
Smith, responsible for the important preliminary work that has to
be done on the first three buildings at Fairview," said Arthur V.
Brown, a member of the building committee. "Mr. Smith prob-
ably has built more roads and streets than any man in Marion
county. I recall having heard it said that he paved the first street
ever given a permanent surface in Irvington and it stood the test
of time. That work was done when Irvington was still a town of
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its own. Having Mr. Smith do this work is not like entrusting it
to the ordinary contractor. We have here not only an experienced
contractor but a graduate of Butler who has made a substantial
donation in cash and who now will give perhaps an equal amount
in time and labor. Now that construction of the basement of the
Jordan Hall has been started we anticipate there will be no delays
and that work on the new plant will progress continuously until it
is in shape to be occupied."
COLLEGE OF RELIGION NEWS NOTES
The Butler College of Religion opened for its second annual
session on September 16, 1926. The enrollment on that date was
74, as against 38 at the same time last year. The student body
includes matriculates from Australia, Japan, Canada, and from the
Atlantic to the Pacific slopes. Two additional classrooms have
been secured in the College of Missions Building and the chapel
exercises of the College of Religion are being held regularly in the
College of Missions Chapel.
Dr. Hugh McLellan, of Winchester, Ky., delivered the Convo-
cation address at the first chapel service of the College of Religion
on September 17. His subject was "The Wisdom of Jesus." The
address was an eloquent and scholarly message. Dr. McLellan also
preached the Convocation sermon at the Downey Avenue Christian
Church Sunday morning, September 19. He took as his subject
"Fishers of Men," and in dignified but straightforward fashion
he laid upon his hearers the obligations and responsibilities of the
Mr. H. H, Halley, of Chicago, is giving his Scripture Recitals
at the Chapel exercises of the college, and will continue to do so
until the close of October. Rev. John R. Golden is scheduled to
give four addresses on problems of the Orient, October 26-29, and
Mr. Frederick J, Libby, of Washington, D. C, will speak on
November 2 and 3. September 21-24 was Faculty Week. Profes-
sor F. D. Kershner spoke on "The Minister as Student," Professor
Hoover on "The Minister as a Preacher," President C. T. Paul, of
the College of Missions, on "The Minister and Missions," and
Professor B. L. Kershner on "The Minister as a Man." These
messages were practical in their character, and were intended to
acquaint the student body at the beginning of the school year with
certain specific information which it was believed would be helpful
to them in their student life.
Rabbi Morris Feuerlicht, of Indianapolis, is giving instruction
in Historical Hebrew in the college this year. Rabbi Feuerlicht is
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one of the best known students of Semities in the Middle West, and
is a recognized authority in his field. Professor Wm. F. Bacon, a
graduate of McCormiek Seminary and post-graduate student of
the University of Chicago, is teaching Elementary Hebrew and
certain classes in the Old Testament.
Dean Kershner's speaking schedule for the last month included
two addresses at the Carroll County meeting at Delphi, September
12 ; two addresses at the Western Pennsylvania State Convention,
Wilkinsburg, Pa., September 24, with dates at Burlington for
October 3, and Marion, October 10. His schedule for October 17
is at Hartford City. He was also on the program of the Indiana
Federation of Women's Clubs, at the Claypool Hotel, Indianap-
olis, October 6, for an address on "The Church as a Character
AROUND THE CAMPUS
The total registration of the semester to date is 1,556, the num-
ber being about equally divided between men and women.
The freshman class numbers 520.
Sixty-six per cent, of the enrollment comes from Indianapolis.
To contribute to the democratic spirit of the college many fra-
ternity receptions, freshman mixers, and "open houses" are being
President Aley, forehanded as usual, has established himself in
the vicinity of the new campus, having purchased a residence at
the corner of Capitol Avenue and Berkeley Koad. Those who think
it absolutely necessary to have an automobile in order to reach
eight o'clock classes might cast a glance at Dr. Aley.
Alumni generosity continues, as evidenced by the latest gift of
William C. Smith, '84. Mr. Smith is doing the general contracting
work for the foundations, sewers and roadways at cost as his added'
contribution to the greater Butler,
The first meeting of the Faculty Club of Butler College was
held on the evening of September 18 at The Residence. Greeting
to the new members was extended by Dr. Aley. The new president
of the Club, Professor Harrison, presided and gave a talk upon
"Scholarship and Its Relation to the Club," following which a
social hour was enjoyed.
The program for the year is :
Contemporaneous France and Italy Professor Gino A. Ratti
Excavations in Greece and Crete Professor Anna F. Weaver
Some Impressions of My Trip in Germany
Professor Milton D. Baumgartner
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Church and State in Mexico Professor Howard E. Jensen
The Stars in Poetry Professor Elijah N. Johnson
The Modern Buddhist Revival President Charles T. Paul
Collegiate Schools of Business Dean James "W. Putnam
The 1926 Drift, under editorship of Wilson Daily, '27, follow-
ing the custom set by its predecessor, took first place in the Na-
tional Art Craft Guild contest. The award for winning first place
is a large silver cup which made its advent on the campus last
"While the winning of the cup is an important item in the
pleasure derived from the place won by the Drift, the greatest
honor is the recognition of Butler University's own work by
The general makeup and plan of the book pays credit to the
staff as elected from the college, but credit for the execution of the
staff's ideas goes to the John Herron School art students who did
their work faithfully and well.
This is the second consecutive year that the honor has been
brought to Butler by its Drift and as winning the cup two years in
succession makes it a school's permanent possession the silver cup
The outstanding success of the last two annuals must be an
incentive to the coming staff to put all they have into the book
that is to bear their name. College annuals have come and gone.
Some have been remembered and many have been forgotten but
the Drift has been placed upon a plane below which no other Drift
will dare fall, but which to go above will take decided industry.
The scholastic standing of the last semester presents the un-
usual picture of the men leading the women.
The statistics as kept in the registrar 's office are as follows :
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Butler Association 86.736
Lambda Chi Alpha 78.474
Sigma Chi 76.542
Tau Kappa Tau 76.263
Delta Tau Delta 76.141
Phi Delta Theta 75.491
Sigma Nu 74.188
Chi Rho Zeta 72.612
Alpha Rho Delta 69.187
Kappa Alpha Theta 84.779
Kappa Phi 84.436
Delta Gamma 84.261
Alpha Chi Omega 84.047
Kappa Kappa Gamma 83.837
Pi Beta Phi 83.222
Delta Delta Delta 83.031
Zeta Tau Alpha 82.438
Alpha Delta Pi 81.455
Delta Zeta 80.895
Alpha Delta Theta 80.444
The fraternity average is 76.575, and the sorority total 83,152.
The organized average, this includes fraternities and sororities, is
80.34. The unorganized are close with the figures 78.925.
Unorganized women are ahead of the unorganized men with an
average of 81.961 to the men's 75.476. The women of the school
are credited with 82.566, the men with 75.872.
The freshman women have an average all their own, and they
run true to form in that, they too, lead the frosh men to the tune
of 81.345, the other end of the score being 72.108. The freshman
average was 77.213.
Many changes are seen in the faculty. Miss Corinne Welling,
'12, associate professor of English, will not return this semester on
account of illness. Her presence is greatly missed, but it is hoped
she will soon resume her accustomed place.
Around the Campus 187
Of those absent on leave last year there has returned Professor
Gino A. Ratti, head of department of Romance Languages, who,
with his family, spent the year in France, Italy and Switzerland.
Professor Anna F, Weaver, of the Greek department, is back
from European travel, having spent nine months in Greece.
Miss Hazel Whisenand, instructor in Spanish, spent her year
studying in Indiana University.
Miss Eleanor Hester, secretary of the president, in the Univer-
sity of Minnesota.
For the current year there are off on leave Miss Emily Hel-
ming, '99, who is working in English at Yale University; Miss
Esther Renfrew, '21, in Romance Languages at University of Chi-
cago ; Mr. Joseph Fucilla in Spanish at the University of Chicago ;
Shultz, in Education, at the University of Pennsylvania ; Allen, in
Economics at Columbia.
Miss Mary McBride, '14, is teaching in the department of
English at Hiram College.
But there are "new faces at the door." In the Department of
Education are seen A. B. Carlisle of the Kansas State Teachers'
College, and Lee O. Garber, of Illinois Wesleyan University.
In English are Miss Martha Oliver, of Columbia; Mr. George
A. Schumacher, '25, of LTniversity of Virginia; Mr. Nathan G.
Carder, of Ohio State; Miss Sarah T. Sisson, '24.
In Zoology is Dr. Nathan E. Pearson, of Columbia. In History
is Mr. R. W. Keahey, of Wisconsin. In Romance Languages are
Mr. John E. Frazeur, of Indiana University, and Mr. Talbert
Reavis, also of Indiana University.
The faculty was well represented in foreign travel during
vacation. Dr. and Mrs. Wesenberg visited Spain and France.
Dr. Richardson toured Britain and France. Dr. Baumgartner was
in Germany and France. Mr. Dabney in France. Dean Putnam
and Dr. Jensen in Mexico.
The beginning of the present football season marks a new era
in the athletic history of Butler College. The graduation of
twelve seniors last spring with the passing of Pat Page ended the
old regime which had played such an important part in the phe-
nomenal climb of Blue and White varsity teams. This dozen ath-
letes who had played a major part in Butler successes for four
years was a costly loss to Paul Hinkle who took the reins of a
greatly weakened department.
Nine varsity letter men greeted the new coach on September 8,
six of this group being seniors. Twelve numeral men of last year's
strong freshman varsity returned with a host of reserves of last
year's varsity team, making a squad of about thirty-five men;
this squad being smaller than any Butler football squad of recent
With the hardest schedule in the history of the school facing
the Bulldogs, athletic officials and supporters are not overly
optimistic as to the future. Wabash, Franklin and DePauw are
all represented by stronger teams than those of the past while
Illinois, Minnesota, Lombard and Dayton will all have strong line-
ups to send against the Blue and White warriors.
Captain Black at end; Hitch and Fletcher, tackles; Puett,
center; Northam, halfback, and Miller, fullback, are the senior
lettermen who are making bids for places in the Blue and White
team- Collyer, halfback; Thaung and Southern, guards, are the
junior letter men on the Bulldog roster. Sophomore numeral men
who are sure to see service in this year 's line-up are : Fromuth,
Cochrane, Royce, Meeker and Leichty, backf ield men ; and Hedden,
Bugg, Anderegg, Geisert, Maney, Malone, Fately and McGaughey.
The opening clash of the season with Earlham indicated that
the Bulldogs are well supplied with backfield men, while the line
is more or less an uncertainty. The Bulldogs ran up a 38 to score
against the Quakers in the first half, and then set back on their
haunches and failed to score during the remainder of the contest.
"Red" Fromuth, flash sophomore quarterback of Ft. Wayne,
startled the side-lines by his brilliant return of punts. The
sorrell-headed lad shows promise of being one of the cleverest ball
carriers that ever donned a blue and white uniform.
Royce, Miller, Northam and Collyer are backf ield men of a high
caliber that will carry the brunt of the Blue and White offensive
this season. Northam led the state in scoring last year, and bids
to be among the topnotchers again this year. Miller, Leichty
and Meeker are all good line buckers, w^hile Royce, Collier and
Summers can skirt the ends and slip through the tackles in fine
Captain Black, a born leader, a hard fighter and a clever ball
player is an ideal man to govern the destinies of the Bulldogs on
the gridiron. Art will hold down one of the end positions this
season. Geisert, a sophomore of Marshall, 111., will probably be on
the other wing, Bugg, Hitch, Fletcher and Anderegg are all mak-
ing strong bids for the tackle jobs. Thaung and Hedden will
probably have the call over Fately and Malone at the guard
positions while Walter Floyd, former Malnual Training High
School star, will hold down the center position with Puett ready
for relief duty.
RALPH HITCH, '27.
September 25 — Earlham College, score 38 to 0.
October 2 — Hanover College, score 70 to 0.
October 9 — At the University of Illinois, score 38 to 7.
October 16 — Franklin College, score 7 to 0.
October 23 — DePauw University, score 10 to 21.
October 30 — Lombard College.
November 6 — Wabash College.
November 6 — Freshmen at Culver.
November 13 — At the University of Minnesota.
November 13 — Kentucky State Freshmen.
November 20 — At Dayton University.
AU games on Irwin Field unless otherwise indicated.
The Year Book of the BUTLER ALUMNAE LITERARY
CLUB and of the KATHARINE MERRILL GRAYDON CLUB
have appeared, each attractive in its way. The former discusses
recent books of travel, fiction, drama. The latter makes study in
eighteenth century life and literature, centering in the period of
Samuel Johnson and his contemporaries.
The openinng day of the Literary Club was held on September
25 with Mrs. Edith Dockweiler Hughes, '05, as hostess. After
luncheon Miss Gretchen Scotten, '08, discussed "Far Harbors
Around the World"; Mrs. Edith Gwartney Butler, '19, "With a
Ford in the Garden of Eden."
The first meeting of the GRAYDON CLUB was held on Octo-
ber 5 at the residence of Mrs, Marjorie Hall Montgomery, '15, the
incoming president. Following luncheon the program consisted of :
Introduction of New President Mrs. Nell Reed Offutt, '11
The Program Mrs. Irma Weyerbacher Van Tassel, '16
The Historical Setting (1714-1784) . .Miss Virginia Kingsbury, '18
Literature At the Opening of the Eighteenth Century
Mrs. Dorothy Kautz Hamp, '14
That about twenty- five young women in each group intensely
occupied in the home or in occupations of the world, graduates of
the college, should care to meet once a month in pleasant fellow-
ship to follow along a line of reading and discussion, a love for
which was instilled by their Alma Mater, is one of the encouraging
features of alumni expression. The Quarterly commends and
congratulates these endeavors, knowing "Spirits are not finely
touched but to fine issues."
GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE
Not Including Former Students
IN THE UNITED STATES
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey 8
New Mexico 4
New York 23
North Carolina 3
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South Carolina 1
West Virginia 10
Washington, D. C 9
IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
Argentina, South America 1
Porto Rico 1
The Alumni Office is without knowledge of the following
graduates of the college. Definite information regarding them,
whether living or deceased, will be gratefully received by the
alumni secretary, Butler University :
John Kimmons, '56; T. C. Elliott, '57; W. G. Hastings, '57;
Ora Knowlton, '58 ; Levi Hanson, '59 ; Charles F. Lockwood, '61 ;
Wickliffe A. Cotton, '64; Alexander C. Easter, '64; Henry H.
Black, '66; David Utter, '67; John W. Tucker, '69; Samuel E.
Young, '71 ; Willard R. Lowe, '72 ; Ernest R. Copeland, '78 ; W.
Henry Grove, '81; Mary Paddock, '88; Bertha Belle Ward, '93;
Edwin W. Brickert, '94 ; George W. Hoke, '95 ; Willis J. Burner,
'01; Mrs. Netta Campbell Brown, '02; Mary Baldwin, '03; Paul
L. Vogt, '03; Guy E. Killie, '04; Bert Markham, '05; Mrs. Bertha
Empey Hoagland, '06 ; Maud Taylor, '06 ; Roscoe C. Thomas, '06 ;
Mrs. Ethel Woody Horton, '07; Anna H. Burt, '08; Elmo Scott
Wood, '08; Joseph H. Jackson, '11; Estall A. Roberts, '11.
Miss Hazel Warren, '17, has returned to Indianapolis for
Shelley D. Watts, '00, is engaged in Red Cross work in
Gordon Paul, '26, is teaching in the Shattuek Military School
of Faribault, Minnesota.
Harry F. Lett, '13, has charge of the Christian Church in
Miss Vera Morgan, '19, has recently returned from a trip
around the world.
Mrs. Jessie Christian Brown, '97, has returned from a brief
trip to Central America.
Ralph V. Austin, '20, has become pastor of the Christian
Church in Richland Centre, Wisconsin.
Miss Dorothy Perkins, '24, is teaching history in the Manual
Training High School of Indianapolis.
Mrs. Carl Harris (Lois Brown, '09) of Des Moines, Iowa, vis-
ited friends in Indianapolis in the summer.
Gilbert Horney Fern, '12, has been appointed president of the
Missouri Christian College, at Camden, Missouri.
Ferris J. Stephens, '15, Ph. D. Yale, is professor of Old Testa-
ment in the Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri.
Herman J. Sheedy, '20, entered in September the brokerage
firm of George W. Cook and Company of Cleveland.
Mr, and Mrs. Robert L. Keiser (Helen M. Reed, '12) now of
Washington, D. C, have recently visited Indianapolis.
Jabez Hall Wood, '26, and Horace Storer, '26, have entered the
School of Business Administration of Harvard University.
Karl S. Means, '14, has assumed his new duties as head of the
chemistry department of Millikan College, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mrs. Ralph E. Stephenson (Mildred Hill, '18), of Longview,
Washington, is visiting, with her children, her parents in Irvington.
Arnold G. Davis, '26, has taken a position in the real estate
department of the Washington Bank and Trust Company,
Personal Mention 195
Lester C. Nagley, former student, is secretary-manager of the
Advertising Club of Indianapolis, with offices in the Chamber of
Miss Irene Seuel, '25, has gone for the year to Baltimore, where
in the School of Social Economics of Johns Hopkins University she
will take courses.
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Bowman (Margaret Barr, '11) with two
sons, have spent August at Chama, New Mexico, with Kenneth
Miss Frances Weaver, '21, and Miss Mary Fugate, '21, were
attendants at the recent wedding of Mr. and Mrs, WiUiam O. Sines
Captain Herbert W. Schmidt, '11, is located at Lexington,
where he is connected with the Military Department of the Uni-
versity of Kentucky.
Mrs. Walter B. Hilton (Kathryn Karns, '19), now living in
Elyria, Ohio, spent with her two sons the month of August in Irv-
ington with her parents,
Robert Keach, ex- '25, visited old friends on Homecoming Day.
He was en route to Minneapolis where he is connected with the
Firestone Rubber Company,
Mrs. William Miller (Marie Hamilton, '20) formerly of Rensse-
laer, Indiana, now living in Redlands, California, visited old
friends in Indianapolis in the summer.
Miss Leora Carver, of Salem, Oregon, spent the summer in
Irvington, called by the death of her brother, Mr, James E, Carver,
father of Miss Mary Patia Carver, '25.
The Butler University Alumni Scholarships have been awarded
for scholastic promise and attainment to Miss Pauline Pierce, a
senior, and to Joy J. Bailey, '26, a graduate student.
Maurice B. Judd, ex- '13, received the LL.B. degree from the
National University of Washington, D. C, Mr. Judd will practice
law in Washington and continue his work as correspondent of the
New York Sun.
Miss Helen Payne, '26, has entered the graduate department
of the University of Iowa, where she is devoting herself to vocal
music. Mrs. Payne will spend the winter in Iowa City with her
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Raymond D. Meeker, '91, of Sullivan, Illinois, was on the cam-
pus at the opening of college for the purpose of registering in the
freshman class his nephew, Robert Stearns, of Chicago, son of Mrs.
Tace Meeker Stearns, '90.
Dr. and Mrs. John E. Stevens (Margaret Davis, '14), with
their little family sailed from San Francisco on July 17 for their
home in Miraj, India. They are in charge of a great work which
the Quarterly follows with sincere interest.
Miss Pearl Forsythe, '08, has returned from a year's leave of
absence spent chiefly in Japan, where she made study of conditions
of the Young Woman's Christian Association. She is enthusiastic
over her experiences in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Six scholarships have been conferred by the Indianapolis Cham-
ber of Commerce through its educational department, of which
number two came to students of Butler University: Harold H.
Bredell, a sophomore, and Harold E. Ross, a freshman.
Announcement has been made by Professor and Mrs. Edward
Martin Greene, of the University of South Dakota, formerly of
Butler University, of the marriage of their sister, Miss Alice
Carter, to the Reverend Augustus Inglesbe Nasmith, of Shaohsing,
Ralph C. Minton, '22, has entered Drew Theological Seminary,
where he is taking a three years' course preparatory to entering
the ministry. Mr. and Mrs. Minton (Henrietta Cochrane, ex- '19)
and five children are living on Long Island, fifty miles out of
New York City.
Miss Penelope V. Kern, '00, is studying in the Harvard Grad-
uate School of Education, where she has elected as major The.
Teaching of English, and as minor Social Ethics. Miss Kern's
interest in the college and loyalty to alumni activities never fails
wherever she may be.
When a teacher of the public schools of Indianapolis and a
principal, too, is able to earn the degree of Master of Arts from
Butler University the feat is worthy of mention and of praise.
This is due Mrs. Elizabeth R. Witt, who with the class of 1926,
received her advanced degree.
Personal Mention 197
Miss Virginia Young, '21, is sending a generous cheek for the
ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP FUND, writes: "It is a pleasure to
make return in this way for the help I received at Butler in my
student days. I am looking forward eagerly to the coming of the
next number of the Quarterly for the latest news of the Butler
family. I read it from cover to cover as soon as it arrives.
"My home is across the road from that of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
McGavran. We share with each other the news from America,
especially that from Indianapolis."
Hilton U- Brown, '80, president of the board of directors, has
made an extended tour through Russia, where he observed social
and political conditions. He studied, also, the educational institu-
tions in that and other countries which he visited. Letters received
from Berlin, Moscow and Leningrad conveyed impressions of the
interest and enjoyment he found. He returned on the Leviathan
Mrs. Mary Ohaver Owsley, '19, gladdened her friends with her
week's visit in Irvington at the time of the Wagoner-Brown wed-
ding. Among the out-of-town Butler friends who enjoyed the
beautiful lawn wedding at four o 'clock of the afternoon of August
7, were Mrs. Lora C. Hoss, Mrs. Donald Elliott (Pauline Hoss,
'14), Mr. Clarence L. Goodwin, '80; Miss Mary Brown, '19, and
David Konold, '26.
After a year's furlough Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Hill (Elma
Alexander, '16), and their two little daughters have sailed for
their foreign field of service. Their address will be Jhansi, U. P.,
India, where they will have charge of a boy's school and a church.
It is pleasant to know they are to have a Ford ear for their relief,
assistance and pleasure. The best wishes of the Quarterly go out
to them in their good work.
Dr. Richard Bishop Moore, formerly head of department of
chemistry in Butler University, recently general manager of the
Dorr Company, industrial chemists and chemical engineers of New
York, has been appointed dean of the school of science and head of
the department of chemistry at Purdue University. The office of
the dean of science was made vacant by the retirement of Dr.
Stanley Coulter on July 1.
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Dr. Moore comes to Purdue with experience in educational,
commercial and research fields, and his appointment is a valuable
addition t« the University. The Quarterly congratulates both
the university and Dr. Moore.
Deming-Schuler — On July 24 were married in Anderson, In-
diana, Mr. Arthur Deming and Miss Ruth Lucille Schuler, '25.
Mr. and Mrs. Deming are at home in Indianapolis.
Douglas-Frazee — On August 1 were married in Rushville, In-
diana, Reverend Charles Harold Douglas and Miss Dorothy Frazee,
'20. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas are at home in Dayton, Ohio.
Wagoner-Brown — On August 7 were married in Irvington
Mr. Clifford E. Wagoner and Miss Jean Elizabeth Brown, '19.
Mr. and Mrs. Wagoner are at home in Irvington.
La Fuze-Wolfard — On August 11 were married in Irvington
Mr. Donald F. La Fuze and Miss Margaret Alice Wolfard, '23.
Mr. and Mrs. La Fuze are at home in Irvington.
Hawkins-Tunis — On August 12 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. Laurence F, Hawkins, '22, and Miss Mabel Tunis. Mr, and
Mrs. Hawkins are at home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the seat of
the LTniversity of Arkansas.
Woodling-Pinnell — On August 19 were married in Osborn,
Ohio, Mr. Homer E. Woodling, '26, and Miss Frances R. Pinnell,
'24. Mr. and Mrs. Woodling are at home in Bloomfield, Indiana.
Moor-Wrentmore — On August 21 were married in Irvington
Mr, H. C, Moor and Miss Marjorie Wrentmore, '22. Mr. and Mrs.
Moor are at home in Aledo, Illinois.
Kehm-Early — On September 2 were married in Irvington
Lieutenant Harold David Kehm and Miss Mary Early, '24. Lieu-
tenant and Mrs. Kehm are at home in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Avels-Sandefur — On September 11 were married in Indianap-
olis Mr. Robert Eugene Avels and Miss Dorothy Laura Sandefur,
'26. Mr. and Mrs. Avels are at home in Indianapolis.
Witherspoon-Fitzgerald — On September 11 were married
in Irvington Mr. Frederick Randolph Witherspoon, ex- '18, and
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Miss Marie Fitzgerald, ex- '19. Mr. and Mrs. Witherspoon are at
home in Indianapolis.
Ingalls-Whitham — On September 15 were married in Indian-
apolis Mr. Allin Kibben Ingalls and Miss Lorene Winifred Whit-
ham, '26. Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls are at home in Chicago, Illinois.
Thomson-Gentry — On September 18 were married in Nobles-
ville, Indiana, Mr. Malcolm E. Thomson and Miss Velma Gentry,
'24. Mr. and Mrs. Thomson are at home in Vincennes, Indiana.
Ehlert-Erber — On September 18 were married in Indianap-
olis Mr. Kurt F. Ehlert and Miss Helen M. Erber, '26. Mr. and
Mrs. Ehlert are at home in Indianapolis.
Van Arsdale-Hodges — On October 6 were married in Indian-
apolis Mr. Sanford Buoyer Van Arsdale and Miss Lucele Hodges,
'24. Mr. and Mrs. Van Arsdale are at home in Danville, Illinois.
Pattison-Wilson — On October 9 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. Edgar Young Pattison and Miss lone Wilson, '19. Mr. and
Mrs. Pattison are at home in Indianapolis.
McRoberts-Lahr — On October 9 were married in Irvington
Dr. Earl S. McRoberts, '17, and Miss Margaret C. Lahr, '19. Dr.
and Mrs. McRoberts are at home in Chicago.
Palmer-Mead — On October 12 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. W. Irving Palmer and Miss Kathryn Marcia Mead, '21.
Portteus-Sweet — On October 13 were married in Martins-
ville, Indiana, Dr. Walter Leroy Portteus, ex- '21, and Miss Harriet
Sweet- Dr. and Mrs. Portteus are at home in Indianapolis.
Harrison-Hasely — On October 16 were married in Indianap-
olis Dr. C. E. Harrison and Miss Mildred Hasely, '26. Dr. and
Mrs. Harrison are at home in Greenwood, Indiana.
Albershardt-Watkins — On October 20 were married in In-
dianapolis Mr. Frederick Conrad Albershardt and Miss Dorothy
Watkins, ex- '25. Mr. and Mrs. Albershardt are at home in
Brinkmann — To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brinkmann (Ruth
Bates, '25) on August 19, in Indianapolis, a son — Frank, Jr.
BuRKHARDT — To Mr. Carl Burkhardt, '11, and Mrs, Burkhardt
(Haidee Forsythe, ex- '13) on July 15, in Kansas City, Missouri, a
daughter — Reba Pearl.
Farson — To Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Farson (Rachel Campbell,
'24) on October 3, in Indianapolis, a daughter — Martha Jean.
Griggs — To Mr. Haldane A. Griggs, '25, and Mrs. Griggs
(Lydia Bates, ex- '27) on August 27, in Indianapolis, a daughter —
McGavran — To Mr. Donald A. McGavran, '20, and Mrs.
McGavran (Mary Elizabeth Howard, '22) on June 9, in India, a
daughter — Helen Frances.
Pearson — To Dr. and Mrs. Pearson (Evelyn Utter, '17) on
February 7, in Mondombe, Africa, a daughter — Barbara Viley.
Perkins — To Mr. Harry B. Perkins, '20, and Mrs. Perkins on
July 13, in Indianapolis, a daughter — Patricia Catherine.
Snyder — To Mr. Ralph W. Snyder, '25, and Mrs. Snyder
(Freda Parr, ex- '25) on April 12, in Indianapolis, a son — John
Whitaker— To Mr. Edwin S. Whitaker, ex- '20, and Mrs. Whit-
aker on September 5, in Indianapolis, a daughter — Carol Jane.
Brayton — Dr. Alembert W. Brayton, '79, died in Indianapolis
at the age of seventy-eight years, on September 22, and was buried
from his home on the 24th in Memorial Park cemetery, Irvington.
Dr. Brayton was a loyal friend of Butler University, showing
his interest in many ways, not the least being that he chose to take
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his bachelor's degree from Butler, but elected that eight of his
children should attend the college, the names of five standing upon
the Alumni Register — May, Nelson, James, Irma, Elizabeth.
A friend has written with appreciation of his fine qualities
Dr. Brayton was a man of strong personality, noted perhaps
for his intellectual independence as much as for any other quality
that he possessed. A lover of truth, an uncompromising truth-
teller and a fearless investigator in the intellectual as well as the
physical realm, he shrank from no result to which his inquiries
seemed to lead. Genial and kindly as he was, he yet could be, and
sometimes was, relentless in debate. Dr. Brayton had read widely,
and he had the good reader's love for literature — literature as
such. Scientifically trained, he yet had a passion for the human-
ities. Who were his favorite authors it would be hard to say, but
it is certain that he had a great admiration for Arnold and Emer-
son, with the writings of both of whom he was admiringly familiar.
The poets, too, were his friends — as were the philosophers.
Dr. Brayton was an exceedingly interesting man, as one with
so well-stored a mind could hardly help being. His humor at its-
best was delightful, none the less so for sometimes being tinged
with sarcasm, a sarcasm which was directed only against sham and
humbug, and which is likely to mark both the thought and speech
of all who love reality and honesty, A curious combination Dr.
Brayton was of outdoor man and student. Of the former there
was no suggestion in his physical frame, which always gave the
impression of delicacy. But he was both a lover and investigator
of nature, and he certainly "had an eye" for her beauties.
Of his professional ability it is not necessary to say more than
that he stood high in the ranks of scientists and physicians, and
was loyal to their best standards and traditions. The respect of
his associates he enjoyed in fullest measure, and he richly merited
it. Perhaps, outside his immediate circle, Dr. Brayton was best
known to the members of the Indianapolis Literary Clubs. No one
enjoyed more than he did the meetings of that club, and no one
was more loyally devoted to it. For it he wrote many interesting
papers and to its discussions he contributed much that was
It was in that association that he revealed himself most fully
and unreservedly, and perhaps in no other group did he feel more
completely at home, and in none other will he be more keenly
missed. Dr. Brayton was, finally — though this might be taken for
granted, and so, left unsaid — a man of the strictest integrity, both
morally and intellectually.
Brown — Demarchus C. Brown died in Indianapolis August 22,
and was buried in Crown Hill cemetery on the 24th. The final
services were held in the Downey Avenue Christian Church where
tribute was borne by Keverend J. B. Armistead, Henry S. Schell
(his words are given above), Amos W. Butler and Rabbi M. M.
Feuerlicht. The pallbearers were, representing the college fac-
ulty : Dean J. W. Putnam and Professor E. N. Johnson ; Alumni :
F. R. Kautz, '87, and Robert Hall, '91 ; the church : W. A. Sweet-
man and A. B. Tharp.
Demarchus C. Brown, '79, was born in Indianapolis June 24,
1857. He attended the public schools and on completing the
grammar grades went to preparatory school, then conducted by
the Northwestern Christian University, and later took the college
course proper at Irvington, when the Northwestern Christian Uni-
versity moved to the suburb and was changed in name to Butler
At Butler he fell under the influence of Professor John 0.
Hopkins, a noted Greek scholar of the day, and took all the Greek
that was offered in the courses, as well as the Latin under Pro-
fessor Scot Butler, now the sole survivor of the faculty of that day.
He was graduated in 1879 and immediately became a tutor in the
After taking his master 's degree he went abroad and studied at
the University of Tubingen, in Germany, and followed with re-
search work at the British Museum in London. While away he
was elected secretary of the college and instructor in Greek. In
1884 he was elected full professor of Greek, occupying the Jeremy
Anderson chair of Greek. This chair he occupied for twenty
years, serving for nearly two years as acting president of the col-
lege as well. In the meantime also he added a course in Greek art
and made several extensive trips to Europe for further study. He
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particularly became interested in archaeology and the Schliemen
excavations that were then attracting attention of classical stu-
dents. In 1892-93 he was with the American School at Athens.
He spent several months also in Paris. On a return trip he en-
gaged in research work in Athens, Rome and Munich, and with his
wife traveled extensively and studied in the museums.
In the early part of the twentieth century there were great
changes in the curricula of colleges. A revival set in afterward,
but along in 1906 and 1907 comparatively few students were reg-
istering for the classical languages.
In 1906 Governor James A. Mount and the state board of ed-
ucation invited Professor Brown to become state librarian. He
accepted, and had occupied that office ever since becoming in
1926, under a new law, the director of Indiana library work. Pre-
viously to that appointment he had been named as a member of
the board of state charities, and was for twenty-five years in active
service on that board. He was president of the Indiana Confer-
ence of Charities in 1904, and at the time of his death was a mem-
ber of the board of Children's Guardians.
In all these years he had been party to all the agencies that
promoted the work in which he was interested and commissioned
He was a member of the Archselogical Institute of America, the
American Philological Association, the American Library Asso-
ciation (whose meetings in many cities he annually attended), the
Classical Association of the Middle West, the Indiana Historical
Society, etc. He was long a member of the Indianapolis Library
Society, in which he found much pleasure.
His one excursion into business was in the organization of the
Irvington State Bank. He had a local pride in the development of
his community and went into the bank largely on that account, and
for a period served as president.
In 1896 Mr. Brown published, as translator, "Selections From
Lucian. " The volume has been used in many colleges and libra-
ries for reference purposes. This was followed by ''American
Criminology," from the work of Freudenthal, He edited also the
Indiana Legislature and State Manual for the years 1907 and 1909.
From the time he entered the library he became zealous in the
search for original manuscripts and historical Indiana data, and
through his own efforts and the help of the agents of the library,
to whom he always gave the credit, he was successful in adding
extensively to the original documents now in the possession of the
state. These particularly include many letters and state papers
of the early period and rare documents that have been all but for-
gotten in closets and trunks. Among the collections that came to
the library that he particularly prized was a gift from John H.
Holliday of Civil War books, letters and pamphlets forming prob-
ably the most complete in the West, as Mr. Holliday saved every-
thing of value during the period of the great rebellion. The
priceless documents in this and other collections that have come to
the state were regarded by Mr. Brown as of rarest consequence to
In 1881 Mr. Brown married his college classmate. Miss Anna
Rudy, of Paris, 111. She died in 1891. In 1897 Mr. Brown married
Jessie Lanier Christian, who, with their son Philip, survives him.
Mr. Brown was a great athlete. In his college days baseball
was practically the only collegiate sport, and at this he was what
would be called in these days a star of the first magnitude. On
the Butler team at that time were Dr. Frank A. Morrison, Dr.
John Oliver, Clarence Forsythe and Henry Kahn. They were all
great players, and all have testified many times to Demarchus
Brown's great "arm." It was said that in contest in that day he
could throw a ball farther than any of his contemporaries. There
is a giant wild cherry tree near the line of Emerson avenue in
what was left-field, in the first playing ground that was laid out
in Irving-ton after the college removed to that suburb. Old-timers
remember a homerun hit that he made over that cherry tree. It
would seem an almost impossible feat to this da3^ In later years
Mr. Brown's recreation was in tennis. And the best players were
hard put to it in defeating him.
Three years ago he suffered a severe attack of influenza, from
which in reality he never recovered. It affected his heart and kid-
neys and he was obliged to suspend all athletic exercises. This
grieved him sorely, for he loved sports both as a participant and
as a spectator. When football came in as the premier college
sport, Mr. Brown became a real student of that game, but he did
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not lose interest in baseball which he knew technically and his-
It was fitting that Mr. Brown's last public utterance should
have been in the college chapel, and readers of the Quarterly will
not forget the tender loyalty of the man and delightful culture of
the scholar in that Founders' Day talk. Upon Commencement
Day the directors conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of
Laws, but he was not present to accept the honor.
Cale — David H. Cale, student of the late eighties and son of
Howard Cale, '66, died on October 5 in Denver, Colorado, and was
buried in Crown Hill cemetery.
Mr. Cale was born, reared and educated in Indianapolis, but
for many years had lived in the West, where he was a well-known
lumberman. His mother, Mrs. E. S. CruU, lives in Indianapolis,
and his brother, Harrison Cale, in Cleveland.
HuESMANN — Louis C. Huesmann, director of Butler University
and chairman of the City Endowment committee, died suddenly in
Indianapolis on September 30, and was buried in Crown Hill
cemetery on October 3.
At a meeting of the executive committee of the board of direc-
tors, Mr. William G. Irwin, '89, paid the following tribute :
"In the death of Louis C, Huesmann, Butler University lost a
friend, supporter and leader whose place cannot be filled. We
may not expect to find another who will measure up to his stature,
but we may at least say something of the qualities that so endeared
him to us, his close associates, and that made him so invaluable in
the particular work he had chosen to do.
*'For many years Mr. Huesmann had been a member of the
Butler University board of directors. He had made a substantial
contribution to the endowment fund early in the financial cam-
paign and he became actively identified with the new Butler
movement, not in a perfunctory manner, but as an enthusiastic
leader. He served as city chairman of the endowment and build-
ing fund committee and subsequently became chairman of the
special Fairview building committee. Also he was a member of
the executive and athletic committees. On the morning of the day
he died, Mr. Huesmann discussed Butler affairs with members of
the board and had called a meeting of his building committee for
the afternoon. The two things that were nearest his mind at the
time he was so suddenly taken from us were the Indianapolis First
movement and the new Butler program. These he linked together
and often said that one of the city's greatest immediate needs was
an institution for the higher education of boys and girls, so well
endowed, so adequately equipped and so wisely planned that it
would serve the community, not only for the present, but for years
"Not long ago Air. Huesmann made a statement relative to
Butler in which he said 'This winning of financial support of aU
Indianapolis is the work of the committee of which I am chairman.
For a long time Butler has enjoyed the moral support of the entire
city. It is now time that this support be translated into assistance
' ' Mr. Huesmann was familiar with every phase of the new But-
ler work. He was broad minded, free from prejudice and greatly
tolerant of the opinions of others, but he had his firm convictions
as to policy and he was unwilling at any time to compromise his
principles. He believed in the teaching of sound government and
sound religion and he never forsook his position at any time during
his long connection with the Butler program.
"As a man of large business affairs, experienced in many lines
and at heart a firm believer in every good effort for Indianapolis,
Mr. Huesmann was of particular value to the Butler building pro-
gram. He brought an enlarged vision to aid the architects in
planning the buildings that will comprise the first unit to be
erected and he had direct charge of the contracts whereby these
buildings will become a reality. He believed that Butler deserved
the best and he did his utmost to that end. There is no method by
which we, his friends and associates, may gauge the value of the
work that Mr. Huesmann did for Butler. It was and is beyond
our power to estimate. We feel a deep sense of loss, not only to a
cause with which he was so closely identified, but a personal be-
reavement as well for he was to all of us a friend, a guide and an
adviser. We may not fill his place but we can and will carry on
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the work he so wisely started and to which he was giving his best
personal efforts even at the time of his death."
Stearns — To Mrs. Taee Meeker Stearns, '90, and her family
the Quarterly extends its sincere sympathy in their sorrow. Mr.
Stearns died in Chicago on October 17.
Recently the College folk have been saddened by five deaths :
Mrs. Jocelyn Perry Courtright, '26, died in Irvington on
September 12. She had long tanght in the Indianapolis public
schools, having been for the last eight years principal of Number
62. Completing her college course while carrying very insistent
teaching work proved too much for her aspiring spirit, and her
weariness yielded to eternal sleep.
Paul Knight, member of the junior class, was accidentally
killed on the early morning of August 8, while motoring from
Irvington to northern Indianapolis. The loss of a promising son
at twenty-two years of age, with no other child, who can express
the sorrow of those parents? To them the Quarterly sends very
Miss Pearle E. Marley, member of the class of '26, teacher in
the Indianapolis public schools, died on June 30. Miss Marley
was to have completed her course in the summer school and to have
then received her degree.
James G. Morgan, former student, only son and only child of
Mrs. Dorinda Greene Morgan, '95, died in Indianapolis on August
16, at the age of twentyrfive years. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (Mil-
dred Foxworthy, '25) had been married two months previously,
and were at home on a visit prior to taking up residence in Wheel-
ing, "West Virginia.
Stout — On October 3 died at Fort Benjamin Harrison, from
injuries received in an aeroplane accident, Lieutenant Richard H.
Stout. Lieutenant and Mrs. Stout (Dorothy Day, ex- '25) had
been married on June 16, 1926.
Stewart — Dr. Jonas Stewart, former student of the old uni-
versity, died on August 5 in Anderson, Indiana, at the age of
Just one year ago the editor received a letter from Dr. Stewart
in reply to inquiry concerning his studentship from which she
makes the following excerpt :
"Soon after the spring term, August 28, 1862, I left to enlist
in the Civil War — Company E, 44th Ohio Infantry. In January,
1864, this regiment reenlisted under the Veteran Act and was
afterwards known as the 8th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry. I
remained with it until the close of the war, I was discharged on
May 30, 1865, by reason of the General order of War Department
to discharge all who had less than a year to serve. I served two
years, nine months and two days.
After returning from the war, I came back to the same dear old
college in September, 1865, and spent one more year, finishing all
the natural sciences as then taught there under dear old Professor
E. T. Brown, and mathematics through trigonometry under Pro-
fessor G. W. Hoss. I still think "there were giants in those days."
On November 26, 1865, I was baptized in the baptistry of the
little old Central Christian Church at the corner of Delaware and
Ohio streets, by the then pastor, Otis A. Burgess, another of God's
great and good men. But at the end of this college year my money
was all gone, and there was no one upon whom I could call, my
father having died before I was three years of age. So I am not
an alumnus, much to my regret. I look back upon the time spent
in the old college up on College avenue (then far out of the city)
as the happiest days of my life. ' '
Dr. Stewart was born near Daleville, Delaware county, and
lived at Anderson since 1870. He retired from practice of med-
icine fifteen years ago. He was vice-president of the Indiana
Medical Society in 1897, when it was reorganized and its name
changed to Indiana State Medical Association, and Dr. Stewart
was the first president of the association. He has served in vari-
ous offices in the Central Christian church and in Major Maj'-
Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in Anderson.
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— Just Bill B, Wallace Lewis, '15
The City of Washington Merrill Moores, ex- 76
A Queen's Visit H. U. Brown, '80
Dr. Eliza A. Blaker President Aley
A Radio Talk Dean Putnam
Advantages of a Small College Harvey W. Wiley
The Ryks Gallery Frieda P. Haseltine, '16
Illusion Marie George, '24
College News —
A Challenge to Alumni
From the City Office
From the College of Religion
Around the Campus
Another Prize-Winning Essay
Executive Committee Meeting
Butler College Monogram Association
Ain't God good to Indiana t
Folks, a feller never knows
Just how close he is to Eden
Till, some time, he ups an' goes
Seekin' fairer, greener pastures
Than he has right here at home.
Where there's sunshine in th' clover
An' there's honey in th' comb;
"Where th' ripples on th' river
Kind o' chuckle as they flow —
Ain't God good to Indiana?
Ain't He, fellows? Ain't He, though?
— William Herschell.
We speak of patience as a worthy trait,
So few of us have calm to watch and wait.
But I believe that, on the Other Shore,
Our dogs will be there — waiting — at the door !
— William Herschell.
BUTLER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY
Vol. XV January, 192T ^^ ' ^^' No. 4
By B. Wallace Lewis, '15
A long white road in France, ankle deep with the chalky dust
of Champagne — July, 1918. And a long olive-drab column, sweat-
ing, toiling, pounding down the road, hands swollen from the
constant swing, swing, swing in cadence with the step; shoulders
aching cruelly from the dragging weight of heavy packs, eyes
filmed with sweat and fatigue. Thirty kilometers since dawn!
Company B, 168th United States Infantry, going up, up where the
lion of England and the flower of France have failed before them.
Pound, pound, pound. Sometimes a man drops out, dizzy with
fatigue, reeling from exhaustion, body and will can stand no more.
' ' Hey, sergeant, give us a song ! ' '
Throats are dry and burning with dust and voices quaver a little
at the start, but they gather strength as they swing along. Com-
pany B is roaring its challenge, faster, faster, shoulders squared,
heads up, fatigue forgotten in the stirring, deep-throated, defiant
chant of the song —
"Good-bye, Ma! Good-bye, Pa!
Good-bye, mule, with your ole hee-haw !
* * * *
I '11 get you a Turk, an ' th ' Kaiser, too —
An' that's about all one feller kin do!"
Not once, but ten thousand times, in those brave, bitter months
of blood and battle, "Long Boy" turned blank despair into fight-
ing courage. Tommy Atkins had "Tipperary" and "Keep the
Home Fires Burning" — the Blue Devils had "Madelon" — the
Doughboy had "The Long, Long Trail" and "Long Boy."
Who wrote "Long Boy"? Bill Herschell— just Bill.
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Strange, yet natural, too, that this man whose profound delight
is in being a ' ' pal to all the kids of Indianapolis ' ' should have had
no childhood of his own. For William Herschell's childhood ended
forever on the day they buried his mother in Evansville, when he
was nine ; brave in his first suit with long trousers and fiercely de-
termined to be the man his father expected him to be, so he could
care for his two sisters and brother, all younger, while father
worked in the railroad shop.
Maybe it is the phantom dreams of that lost childhood that have
made him the man he is. For William Herschell — no, Bill
Herschell — can look straight into the heart of a child, and under-
stand. He is the kind of man that "kids" tell their troubles to.
That invisible, yet granite barrier of restraint and inability to
understand that separates us grownups from children, and them
from us, does not exist for Bill Herschell. Children call him
"Bill." They understand him and he them.
John Herschell was born in Scotland. He worked with his
hands and took honest pride in his work. He was a blacksmith.
On the day he completed his apprenticeship and graduated to his
full status as a master blacksmith, he set off for America. It was
a terrible passage, for the old ship, the St. James, took fire at sea,
and passengers and crew battled the flames heroically for eight
days until port could be made in Nova Scotia. From the old
Scotland to the new ! Soon afterward came his Scottish sweet-
heart, Martha Leitch. They were married in Buffalo and moved
into the West.
John Herschell and his bride found a home in Spencer, Indiana,
where they lived for seven years. There, on November 17, 1873,
came William, a man-child, sturdy from his Scotch inheritance,
yet heir, too, to the traditions of this new world where his father
and mother had found their home.
William Herschell's first recollections are of his father, sitting
of an evening in the lamplight, his day's work done, reciting Rob-
ert Burns to his family. "The Cotter's Saturday Night" was
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their favorite, and his father read those matchless lines with the
fervor of an expatriate Scotsman. William Herschell grew up
with the lilting music of Robert Burns bred into his soul, and it is
to the vivid impressions of these early days that he owes today the
sincere music and facile rhythm of his lines.
The Herschell family lived in Spencer, Rockport, Evansville,
Huntingburg, Princeton and Vincennes — all in that romantic and
historic "pocket" of southwestern Indiana. John Herschell, after
a brief service as blacksmith for the Indianapolis & Vincennes
railroad, became foreman of the tool-making shop of the State-
house quarry, near Spencer, where McCormick's Canyon Park is
now, during the seven years the family lived in Spencer. He was
foreman blacksmith for the old Evansville, Rockport and Eastern
railroad, now a unit of the Southern Railroad, in the shops that
were successively located in Rockport, Evansville, Huntingburg
and Princeton. In the late years of John Herschell's life the
family lived in Vincennes.
School was always a desultory affair for young William, with
all his family responsibilities. He was not a good student. Sev-
eral years after Martha Herschell's death and before the family
left Evansville, his father married again. William had reached
the seventh grade in common school, old for his years, a man in
mind and almost in stature at a time he should have been playing
at boyhood's wonderful make-believe. One day he played truant
to take part in a political parade, a parade that angered his
teacher, who was of the opposite political faith and took his
polities seriously, and the teacher unceremoniously and with com-
plete finality expelled the truant.
There was nothing for William to do but go to work. With the
assistance of his father he apprenticed himself as a machinist in
the railroad shops.
William was a lad of spirit. He was elected secretary of his local
union, and in the great American Railway Union strike in 1894,
his activities in behalf of justice for the downtrodden, capital-ridden
workmen (as he believed) became so intensely unpleasant to the
employing "capitalists" that when the strike broke up and the
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beaten men went back to work, young Herschell was out of a job.
Then followed an interim of wandering. No longer needed at
home, independent, footloose, young William went in search of
adventure. He went to Canada. He came back to work in electric
light plants in western New York. He worked as a night ma-
chinist in the Monon shops at Monon. He returned to Princeton
to visit the family, and there he met James McCormick, editor of
the Princeton Daily News. McCormick needed a reporter.
Herschell was only an indifferent machinist, violating a tradition
centuries old in the Herschell family, for the Herschell men could
all work well with their hands. And this indifferent machinist went
to work as a reporter on this small town newspaper ! He found his
After his first day, he went back to his room and threw his over-
alls and tools out of the window into the creek!
"I'll give you nine dollars a week, if you can get it," McCor-
mick had said. That meant nine dollars a week as a reporter if
Herschell could bring in enough advertising to pay his salary.
Those were happy, hopeful days for Bill Herschell. His wan-
dering machinist past slipped from him. He was doing work he
loved. McCormick was more than a boss. He was a friend, coun-
sellor, inspiration. He took deep interest and concern in this
strapping youth, who was perhaps ill-equipped for his work, but
who put his whole soul into the difficult task of learning the art
of stringing words together to make hearts respond to them.
In 1898 the call of a larger field of endeavor won William away
from McCormick and the Princeton Daily News. He went to the
Evansville Journal. There was a sorrowful parting between Mc-
Cormick and Herschell, for each had discovered the other, and the
watch Bill Herschell carries today was McCormick 's parting gift.
In 1899 John H. Holliday and Major W. J. Richards founded
the Indianapolis Press, which lived for sixteen months. During
those sixteen months, Bill Herschell covered "police" and learned
about life as only a police reporter on a city newspaper can learn
it. When the Press gave up the ghost, Herschell moved over to
the Terre Haute Tribune. In 1902 he came back to Indianapolis
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to the old Journal. In April, 1902, he joined the staff of The
Indianapolis News. And here at The News he is today.
In 1904 Hersehell was graduated from reporter to feature
writer. In 1911, his editor, observing his facility at versification,
urged him to write a series of poems, one for each Saturday. He
wrote the series, "Songs of the Streets." "Ballads of the By-
ways," another series, followed. Poems selected from these made
up his first book, "Songs of the Streets and Byways." Later
books chosen from poems first appearing in The News are "The
Kid Has Gone to the Colors," "The Smile-bringer, " "Howdy
All" and "Meet the Folks."
In 1908 William Hersehell and Josephine Pugh were married.
They live in Tecumseh Place, a quiet little street near Woodruff
Place in Indianapolis.
This twenty-four year connection between William Hersehell
and The Indianapolis News has been a happy one for both. The
News has given his simple, sincere genius a chance to flower by
assigning him work he likes to do, writing about these plain, honest
Hoosier folk he knows so well. The News gave him the audience
that has grappled him to its heart. And he has helped, as all men
have done who have "hung their copy on The News hook," to build
the institution that has held for so many years such profound in-
fluence on our Indiana people and our times.
Prepare for a mild shock when you first meet Bill Hersehell. He
looks more like the manager of a successful retail store than a poet.
He is big, with the kind of bigness that goes clear through. A
round head, hair trimmed close, joins to a massive trunk with a
powerful neck. The hands that once wielded a machinist's ham-
mer are strong and grip yours as if they meant it. At fifty-two,
his hair is only tinged with gray, for his is the spirit of everlasting
youth. Pale blue eyes that twinkle kindly and with deep and gen-
tle understanding will charm you in spite of yourself. You want to
call him "Bill" at once. He isn't William Hersehell, poet and
feature writer of The Indianapolis News, with his share of what
the world calls fame. He's Bill Hersehell, human being.
The War was an amazing interlude for Bill Hersehell. It
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stirred him to the depths of his soul. Uncle Sam had little use for
r.ear-sighted, middle-aged fat men. He couldn't go. But he did
go to all the training camps where Indiana men trained. He met
them, he talked with them, he ate out of a mess-kit with them, he
lived with them, he loved them. And he wrote "Long Boy" —
about that green Hoosier rookie, who confidently, if a little bombas-
tically, promised to bring the Kaiser, and a Turk, too, back to his
sweetheart. Barclay Walker, of Indianapolis, composed the
swinging melody for Herschell's verses. It took a million copies
of "Long Boy" to teach the words of its lilting defiance to the
armies of the nation. There was a lot of bravado in this leaving
home to go to War — bravado to cloak the pang and pain of it.
There was a lot of bravado on the Other Side, in the mud, and
grief and horror of it all, to keep at bay the deadening weakness
of homesickness. Bill Herschell knew this. And he gave us "Long
Boy. ' ' It was worth an extra division of fighting men, or an extra
ship in that bridge of ships that carried men and food to the
There was a proud, sad void at home, too, for the men who had
gone away. Bill Herschell knew this, too. He gave the folks at
home "The Service Flag" and "The Kid Has Gone to the Colors"
— and they loved him for it.
Wabash College conferred the honorary degree of Master of Arts
en William — no. Bill — Herschell, for having written these war
On Bill Herschell's office wall, up on the tenth floor of The
News, there hangs a letter from Joaquin Miller, that strange,
erratic and gifted "poet of the Sierras." "You can write — you
can see and understand. You are a seer in the true old Biblical
sense," it says.
James Whitcomb Riley, uncrowned poet laureate, yet crowned
with everlasting glory in the hearts of men, was a tried and
staunch friend of Bill Herschell. There is something fine and
touching in the friendship of these two men — Riley, who had
painted signs, and Herschell, who had worked in a machine shop,
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both of them climbing to the heights on the plain, simple, sincere
verses they wrote of, by and for these Hoosiers they loved so well.
Bill Herschell doesn't write books. He writes for The News.
Yet five books have been made from his verses and a sixth is com-
ing, because they are the kind of verses that people like to keep
and read again and again.
By highhroiv standards. Bill Herschell is not a great poet. He
writes for those common people whom Lincoln knew the Lord must
have loved. In these days of free and futuristic verse with neither
rhyme nor reason, Bill Herschell is writing poetry that rhymes,
poetry that has music in it, poetry that sings its way into your
heart. He writes of ordinary people like you and me, with sym-
pathy and in the light of the great understanding that we are
all the same under this thin veneer we wear. He writes of the
children he loves, and he makes us love the ragged little street
urchin, too. He writes of simple and eternal things — home, neigh-
bors, children and mothers — and he makes our heart strings sing.
What a world of joy this world would be
If the grownup eyes of you and me
Saw only the things that children see —
— From "Woses" in "Meet the Folks.
THE CITY OF WASHINGTON
By Hon. Merrill Moores, ex- '76
As long ago as 1779 the members of the Continental Congress
were discussing the question of locating the Nation's capital at
Princeton, New Jersey; and four years later Kingston, on the
west bank of the Hudson, about 90 miles north of Manhattan
Island, and fifty or so north of West Point, where the Revolutionary
troops were holding back the British, memorialized the New York
Legislature asking that it be set apart as a Federal district, a
memorial which two months later was granted by the New York
General Assembly. A little later Annapolis asked to be selected,
with an offer from the state to turn over the state buildings and
spend $150,000 in the erection of thirteen residences for the mem-
bers of the Congress from the thirteen colonies. New Jersey offered
a township ten miles square at the head of navigation in the Dela-
ware River, and Virginia offered her old capital, Williamsburg.
New Jersey offered $150,000 and Virginia $500,000. Finally Vir-
ginia and Maryland combined in an offer of $200,000 in case the
capital should be located on the Maryland side of the Potomac
Following these offers came the mutiny of the Colonial troops
which drove Congress out of Philadelphia, and it was forced to
meet successively at Trenton, York, Lancaster and Baltimore. The
new Constitution went into effect March 4, 1889, and contained the
following provision: ''The Congress shall have power ... to
exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over such dis-
trict (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of par-
ticular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of
government of the United States. ' '
The site on the Potomac was selected by means of a trade ar-
ranged between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson; but
the location of the exact site was left to President Washington, who
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had to select the site on the north bank of the Potomac somewhere
on a line running sixty-seven miles up the river from the mouth of
the Anacosta River which empties into the Potomac near the War
College, in the east part of Washington. The President went
over the whole territory and finally selected the present site.
Of this site. Lord Bryce, who knew Washington as well or better
than he knew London, said :
"The site has a great deal that is admirable and charming.
There is rising ground inclosing on all sides a level space, and so
making an admirable amphitheater, between hills that are rich
with woods, which in many places, thanks to the hard ancient
rocks of this region, show bold faces and give much more striking
effects than we can have in the soft, chalky or sandy hills which
surround London. Underneath these hills and running like a
silver thread through the middle of the valley is your admirable
"The Potomac has two kinds of beauty — the beauty of the up-
per stream, murmuring over a rocky bed between bold heights
crowned with wood, and the beauty of the wide expanse, spread
out like a lake below the city into a vast sheet of silver.
"Besides all this you have behind Washington a charming
country. On the north, east and west sides of Washington, and to
some extent on the south, or Virginia side, . . . the country is
singularly charming, quite as beautiful as that which adjoins any
of the great capital cities of Europe, except, of course, Constanti-
nople, with its wonderful Bosphorus. ' '
Washington himself was responsible for the ten miles square of
the district and he early wrote that Philadelphia occupied an area
of six square miles and that the capital of a Nation should be
large enough to accommodate future growth. He took the greatest
interest in the building and development of the new city. He
selected Pierre Charles L 'Enfant to draw the plans; but he par-
ticipated in drafting them ; and we owe as much to Washington as
to L 'Enfant for their general excellence.
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L 'Enfant was the son of a French artist, and was educated as
an army engineer. He left France at the age of twenty-two, a few
months before LaFayette, and came as a volunteer to the American
army. His first work after volunteering was the construction of
Fort Mifflin, and Washington selected him as Chief of Engineers
in the American army with the modest rank of major, and en-
trusted him with almost all of the engineering and fortification of
the Revolution. He was an artist as well as a great engineer, but
was cursed with a most temperamental disposition, and was sadly
opinionated and obstinate.
The men in charge of laying out the new capital were Washing-
ton, Jefferson and L 'Enfant. Only Washington and L 'Enfant
could visualize the great city Washington was to become. All
Jefferson was capable of imagining was a country village with
straight and rather narrow streets, something like those in Phila-
delphia. In this notion he was fortunately outvoted; and he be-
came most useful in the carrying out of the project. Washington
had never been outside the colonies except to accompany his sick
brother Lawrence to Barbadoes. L 'Enfant was not widely trav-
eled; but Jefferson had seen much of the world and at once gave
L 'Enfant large maps and plans of Frankfort-on-the-Main, Carls-
ruhe, Amsterdam, Strasburg, Paris, Orleans, Bordeaux, Lyons,
Montpelier, Marseilles, Turin and Milan, which were of the great-
est service to L 'Enfant and Washington in preparing their plan
of the city; and when L 'Enfant 's plan was finally approved by
Washington, Jefferson cordially acquiesced and was of great assist-
Washington himself selected the site of the Capitol and of the
White House. The plans have met bitter opposition in Congress;
but, on the whole have been followed to this day, the changes made
by Congress having all of them been detrimental but few in num-
ber. During the administration of President Polk, Congress hav-
ing taxed the portion of the District in Virginia, some three or
more square miles, and having made no roads or other improve-
ments there, and it appearing likely that an act might pass to
abolish slavery in the District, Virginia demanded its retrocession
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and Congress weakly gave it back to Virginia and it ceased to be
a portion of the District. The part given back includes Arlington,
of course, and the city of Alexandria and everything across the
Potomac, although the government owns Arlington, Fort Myer, and
a great government farm used by the Department of Agriculture
for experimental purposes.
The economy or parsimony of Congress was so great that, when
the District was taken over by the government, the land was not
paid for outright; but the farms throughout that portion of the
District included in L 'Enfant 's plan of the city were platted into
avenues, streets, parks and lots, and something like alternate lots
were returned to the farmer owners as part compensation for the
At that time the greater part of the city between the White
House and the Capitol along Pennsylvania avenue and south of
the avenue, and practically all of the present beautiful Potomac
Park in the rear of the White House was dismal swamp ; and for
many years after the Capitol was occupied ague and other forms
of malaria were almost universal. The Washington monument was
started in the marsh without any adequate foundation and when
Congress was compelled to finish it, nothing could be done until the
stump standing in the water had been jacked up, a concrete foun-
dation placed under it, and the surrounding land raised some thirty
feet by filling in. The land where the beautiful Lincoln Memorial
stands was a part of the bed of the Potomac ; and had to be filled
in. Much of the earth used for filling was excavation in the con-
struction of the tidal basin, the attractive artificial lake drained
every day by tidal gates built with valves so that the water comes
in from the Potomac to the west of the White House and escapes
through tidal gates not far south of the Bureau of Printing and
The Tiber, a muddy stream which flowed down Second street,
N. W., a little west of the Capitol, and had a bridge where Penn-
sylvania avenue crosses Second street, has been covered over and
is now only a sewer passing under the Botanic Gardens.
The Battle of Blandensburg would make a fine motive for comic
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opera. Although a British fleet was known to be in the Chesa-
peake, and the capital was threatened by the fleet, Washington
was unprotected except by about 1,000 regulars, two or three thou-
sand Maryland militia, and some 600 sailors under the command of
Captain Joshua Barney, who had charge of a fleet of small gun-
boats, wholly inadequate for the defense of the Chesapeake, and
who turned his 600 men into soldiers by the simple expedient of
burning his gun-boats. The sailors did all the fighting which was
at all creditable to our arms. Blandensburg is on the District line,
and when the first advance of the British drove the Marylanders
back to the District line, they at once disbanded and returned to
their homes. The regulars were already scattered through the
incompetency of the general in command, and Barney's six hun-
dred fought with the courage of the Light Brigade at Balaclava,
and with much the same result.
Dolly Madison managed to get away with the pictures in the
White House and took them and her feeble husband over into
Virginia. The one hundred regulars in charge of the White
House drank up all the wine and disappeared; and the roof was
burned off by the British. At the Capitol the British troops had
the excellent taste to burn off the wooden dome, which had been
badly designed by an amateur architect, and gave place to the
superb dome which now surmounts the building. It seems to me
that the best results of the War of 1812 were the victory of Gen-
eral Jackson at New Orleans, the Battle of Lake Erie and the
burning of the ramshackle old wooden dome. Since then the two
great wings have been built and have added much to the beauty
of the Capitol; and in more recent years the office buildings de-
signed by Daniel H. Burnham, but constructed under the super-
vision of an Indianapolis architect, Elliott Woods
Washington is richer in its parks than any other city in the
world. Pursuant to L 'Enfant 's design, it possesses no less than
400 parks, nearly all of them scattered here and there through the
populous parts of the city. Two of them are of really great size,
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Potomac Park, made largely on reclaimed river bottom, and Rock
Creek Park, made from a natural ravine, which follows the creek
and runs from almost Chevy Chase south-south-west through the
best part of the city and divides Washington proper from the
historic village of Georgetown. Everybody knows Potomac Park,
which needs not be described; but comparatively few know of
the extent and beauty of Rock Creek Park, which besides bridle
and foot-paths has some fifty miles of improved roads within
its limits, any of them as good as the best streets in Washington,
Let me give you the description of it by Lord Bryce,
"To Rock Creek there is nothing comparable in any capital
city of Europe, What city in the world is there where a man liv-
ing in a house like that in which we are meeting in Eighteenth
street can within less than ten minutes by car and within a quarter
of an hour on his own feet get in a beautiful rocky glen, such as
you would find in the woods of Maine or Scotland — a winding
rocky glen, with a broad stream foaming over its stony bed and
wild leafy woods looking down on each side, where you not only
have a carriage road at the bottom, but an inexhaustible variety
of foot-paths, where you can force your way through thickets and
test your physical ability in climbing up and down steep slopes,
and in places scaling the faces of bold cliffs?
"Along one part of the stream there are places where the creek
is deep and stagnant, with sandy pools: at other places the water
runs swiftly and there are ripples in the stream and many tiny
cascades where water splashes over ridges of rock and twists round
huge boulders. You will find an endless variety of beauty. . . .
"All along the creek one may see a great many water-loving
birds — king-fishers and ouzels and others too numerous to mention.
All along the slopes and in the meadows by the stream one can
find a great many beautiful wild flowers. I have found some
quite uncommon and most lovely wild flowers growing there in
"There are leafy glades where a man can go and lie down on a
bed of leaves and listen for hours to the birds singing; and forget
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there is such a place as Washington and such a thing as politics
within eight miles of him."
Expression is frequently made of the resemblance Indianapolis
bears to the city of Washington, and I frankly admit that in some
respects it does. Yet I must confess that in my opinion the pioneers
who laid out the city of Indianapolis, among whom was my grand-
father and the grandfathers of many of you, were men lacking in
vision, who neglected opportunities and made many mistakes which
through the century that has passed since the laying out of our city
their descendants have been trying to correct, with a success com-
mendable but by no means complete.
The site for the State Capital was fixed June 7, 1820, by a most
able commission of pioneers, ten in number, who were given the
duty of laying out the city. Most of them knew of and admired
the plans drawn by L 'Enfant and approved by Washington and
Jefferson for the Nation 's Capital. Washington was dead : he had
had to remove Major L 'Enfant from the execution of his admirable
plan because he was so unconciliatory in disposition that it was
impossible for the District Commissioners to co-operate with him,
and in 1792 Washington made him Commandant at West Point,
and appointed Andrew EUicott, a man wonderfully qualified for
the development of L 'Enfant 's plans, and who, after Ellicott had
completed his work of laying out Washington, was L 'Enfant 's
succcessor at West Point Academy. He died in 1820. L 'Enfant
was old and feeble and unpopular with the members of Congress,
who had never compensated him decently for his great work in
Washington and with whom he had quarreled bitterly. Jefferson
was over eighty and in retirement at Monticello. The Indiana com-
missioners wished to get the services of one who had been actively
engaged in laying out Washington, and the best they could do was
to employ an old Scotch surveyor, Alexander Ralston, who was
not an engineer; but had run the lines for Washington's streets
through the primeval forest.
Ralson was ignorant of city planning and of many other things
a simple surveyor ought to know. He was as stubborn as L 'Enfant,
had a great admiration for Thomas Jefferson, was opinionated and
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probably dishonest, as the first case tried in this county was one
in which a man he had swindled with wildcat money recovered
judgment against Ralston for fraud. From Jefferson he had the
idea that a state capital not located on a navigable stream could
Imbued with Washington's idea that the site for a state capital
should provide for the future growth of the capital, Congress in a
burst of generosity had granted to Indiana four square miles of
land to be laid out for the future city. Ralston convinced the
commissioners that the city would never cover more than one
square mile, and laid out the land between North, South, East and
West streets as the site, and sold the other three square miles for
small farms and suburban residences, if the pioneer residents knew
of such things. He made no plans for expansion beyond the one
square mile and modified Washington's ideas as to streets and
avenues by Jefferson's checkerboard plan. With true Scotch
thrift, he made no provision for parks, except the small circle in
which the monument stands, and put four avenues running diag-
onally, as we all know. He was compelled by the commissioners to
leave University Square not as a park but for the site of a future
university, and he provided for a drill-ground, which we now call
Military Park. He made the streets narrower than Washington
approved but wider than Jefferson would have made them. Know-
ing that the congressional survey had been made several years be-
fore and that its lines had been run on the true meridian, he laid
out our streets with a pocket compass, although he knew the roads
of the state were to be made according to the true meridian accord-
ing to the congressional survey, with the result that when the
streets within the original one-mile square are extended beyond it,
they are compelled to change direction more or less or have jogs in
them. He made other mistakes, which I have not time to enumer-
ate; and his plan was simply execrable in that it made no pro-
vision for the extension of the streets he had laid out.
I wish to close with Lord Bryce's comparison of Washington
with the other great capitals of the world :
** Perhaps you would like to hear a few remarks on some of the
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other great capitals of the world. Take Berlin. It stands in a
sandy waste, perfectly flat, with here and there a swampy pond or
lake, and a sluggish stream meanders through it. Part of the en-
virons have, however, been well planted with trees, and this
redeems the city to some extent. The streets are now stately,
adorned by many a noble building. It has become, through the
efforts of the government and its own citizens, an imposing city;
but the environs can never be beautiful, because nature has been
"Take St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg has a splendid water-
front facing its grand river, the Neva, with its vast rush of cold
green water, covered with ice in winter and chilling the air, and
seeming to chill the landscape in summer. That, however, is the
only beauty St. Petersburg has. The country is flat and in many
places water-logged, owing to numerous pools and swamps. It has
no natural attraction either in its immediate or more distant en-
virons, except the stream of Neva.
"Paris again has some agreeable landscapes within reach, but
nothing at all striking, nothing nearly so fine in the lines of its
scenery as the hills that enclose the valley in which Washington
lies, and no such charm as a still wild forest as Washington affords.
The Seine, too, is a stream not to be compared to your Potomac.
"The same thing can be said of Madrid. It stands on a level,
and the mountains are too distant to come effectively into the
landscape, and its only water is a wretched little brooklet called the
Manzanares. They tell a story there about a remark attributed to
Alexandre Dumas when he visited Madrid. He was taken to the
lofty bridge which spans the ravine, at the bottom of which the
rivulet flows. The day was hot and being thirsty, he asked for a
glass of water. They brought him the water, and he was about to
drink, when looking down and catching sight of the streamlet, he
said: 'No, take it away: give it to that poor river: it needs a
drink more than I do.'
"Then, there is our English London, which stands in a rather
tame country. It is true that there are some charming bits of
quiet and pretty rural scenery in Surrey and Essex, within a
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distance of from 20 to 30 miles, and there are pleasing beech woods
covering the chalky hills of Bucks. Yet Nature has done nothing
for London comparable to what she has done for Washington. The
Thames, though it fills up pretty well at high tide, is nowise com-
parable for volume and beauty of surroundings to your own Po-
tomac. ' '
I have said little or nothing of the architecture of Washington
and its great monuments. They are almost without exception fine ;
and as to the future the prospects are along the line of even better
buildings and monuments and statues. In 1911 Congress created
a Fine Arts Commission in whose charge was placed all the art
and architecture of the future. Its membership of seven includes
the greatest artists, sculptors and architects in the country and no
President can be expected to let the membership deteriorate.
A QUEEN'S VISIT
Indianapolis was stirred in November by a visit of a few hours
of members of the reigning family of Roumania, Queen Marie —
the womanly woman, the queenly queen — and her children, Princess
Ileana and Prince Nicholas. For the stay, Hilton U. Brown, '80,
was appointed official escort of the royal party. At the dinner
given at the Columbia Club Mr. Brown spoke briefly in presenting
the Queen a souvenir of her visit, a miniature golden replica of the
"World "War Memorial, fashioned by Charles B. Dyer, a former
student. Mr. Brown said:
""We are not used to royalty, but we are not strangers to good
company. Friendships do not depend on title or rank. General
Grant once said to an acclaiming multitude that he well understood
that the applause was not so much personal to him as to the office
and the dignity of the government behind him. The combination
is happy when the world can pay tribute both to the office and its
occupant. Indianapolis recognizes that these are in conjunction on
"Our guests are a long way from that part of the earth that
they call home, but the hand of American friendship extends across
the seas. "We remember when Roumanian citizens sojourning in
Indianapolis went forth to the aid of their mother country. Some
of them are buried on Roumanian battlefields. "We remember the
struggles of Roumania, and its emergence from wracking war to
its present promising and ambitious state. "We remember its royal
rulers not because they were royal, but because of the unselfish
spirit that they displayed when their lands were desolated.
"We know something of the queen of Roumania. In the gloom
of disaster, in mid-winter, on foot and on horseback, she went from
camp to camp, stirring the hearts of freezing and starving soldiers.
"We know from correspondents that, like Florence Nightingale
in the Crimean war, the Roumanian queen sacrificed herself in the
hospitals and in the wreckage brought by war. And we know that
those hospitals were not of the class that the world calls best. They
were not immaculate in marble and tile. Nursing facilities were
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meager and the surgeons were themselves the victims of plagues
and exhaustion. They were the ghastly field hospitals, under shell
fire, without bandages and anaesthetics. 'Buzzing night flies,' and
crawling creatures did not drive this queen from her work.
In the perfumed chambers of the great,
Under the canopies of costly state,
she might have 'steeped her senses in f orgetf ulness, ' but she chose
the 'uneasy pallets and the loathsome beds' and ministered to her
torn and wasted countrymen. It is such a person that the city of
Indianapolis welcomes, and not merely one of royal rank. Any
community in any land in any time may well pay tribute to such
"Peace has come and in the security of victory we can not fail
to honor those who stood in the bloody breach. Indiana, central in
population of the great country that took up your quarrel with the
foe, does not glory in war, but does not cower before the oppressor.
It not only fills the ranks of the army but it is devoted to the arts
of peace. Its men of letters are not unknown to you and to your
libraries. You are neither stranger to them nor to the valorous
deeds of our soldiers. The state is building here a monument to
commemorate the lives of those who died in the great war in which
you were so directly interested and in which your participation was
so great a credit to womanhood.
"That you may have some memento of your visit and some re-
membrance of what Indiana is doing for her warrior dead, this
replica of the Soldiers ' Memorial, now in process of construction, has
been made for you. It is a testimonial of the peace and goodwill
which the men in arms made possible, an assurance that the arts
may continue to prosper.
' ' This that I now present to you, in behalf of the city of Indian-
apolis, home of the American Legion, is in appreciation of your
devotion which has ennobled both patriotism and peace. As
'friendship is golden' this offering has been wrought in precious
metal, by one of our own citizens, befitting the occasion and the
queenly attributes of its recipient.
' ' May it be a monument of peace and good will. ' '
DR. ELIZA A. BLAKER
By President Aley
In the passing of Mrs. Blaker the community and the state loses
the presence and service of a remarkable woman. For forty-four
years she lived and worked in Indianapolis. She came here in
1882 upon the invitation of a committee made up of Hiram Had-
ley, A. C. Shortridge and Junius Roberts. She was brought here
to establish a kindergarten school. Her first work was done at
the Hadley and Roberts Academy at Vermont and Meridian streets.
Mrs. Blaker had a broad vision of the needs of the underprivileged
children of the city. As a result of this vision she led in organ-
izing the Indianapolis Free Kindergarten and Aid Society. This
was the beginning of a system that now includes more than forty
units. Of this organization Mrs. Blaker was superintendent to the
end of her life.
It was not long after her work began in Indianapolis until she
realized the need of capable teachers well trained for the work.
She organized the Indiana Kindergarten Training School to meet
this need. The name of the school was changed in 1893 to Teachers
College of Indianapolis. The scope of the school was enlarged and
preparation given to both city and rural grade teachers. Some-
thing of the influence of this school may be inferred from the fact
that three thousand young women have graduated from it and
that more than twenty-two thousand have enrolled in it. Students
from Teachers College have gone to all parts of the world. They
have, however, never gone so far as to lose their touch with the
school or with Mrs. Blaker, the head.
Within the last year an affiliation between Teachers College and
Butler University was arranged. Mrs. Blaker was very anxious
that her life work should be perpetuated. To that end she desired
that some connection be made with Butler. Just what details may
be worked out in the near future cannot at this time be determined.
It is certain that Butler recognizes the worth of the work that has
been done and will stand ready in every way to help continue it.
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Personally, ]\Irs. Blaker was very modest and retiring. She did
not seek popular applause. Her fine personal qualities, her won-
derful powers of leadership, and her winsome manner attracted
to her all who came to know her. Her influence was very marked
upon the students of the school. She gave herself freely to their
service. She also gave herself generously to the needs of the com-
munitJ^ She was known either personally or by reputation to all
the people of our city and beloved by them. The example and
lesson of her life remain with us to inspire and to bless.
'These monuments of manhood strong and high
Do more than forts or battle-ships to keep
Our dear-bought liberty. They fortify
The heart of youth with valour wise and deep ;
They build eternal bulwarks, and command
Immortal hosts to guard our native land. ' '
BUTLER UNIVERSITY RADIO TALKS
By Dean James W. Putnam
On behalf of Butler University, it is a pleasure to me to greet
the radio audience of WFBM, This is only a preface, so to speak,
to a series of fifteen minute talks to be broadcasted from Butler
University at 7 :15 on successive Friday evenings. These talks will
be given in conjunction with the various scientific and scholarly
clubs or societies connected with the several departments of the
university, such as the Chemistry Club, the Biology Clu^, the Com-
merce Club, the Classical Club, and the others. ,
The suggestion has been made that this opening talk of the
series might well sketch the history, purpose, and plans of the
institution. However, the brief time available will permit only
an inadequate statement. Chartered by special act of the Indiana
Legislature in 1849, as North Western Christian University, a name
subsequently changed to Butler University, the institution opened
its doors to students on November 1, 1855, and graduated its first
class the following year. The college of liberal arts has had an
uninterrupted existence from that time to the present hour.
The purpose and scope of the institution are declared by the
charter to be, ' ' To establish, found, and build up, maintain, sustain,
and perpetuate at or in the vicinity of Indianapolis, in the state of
Indiana, an institution of learning of the highest class, for the
education of the youth of all parts of the United States, and espe-
cially the states of the Northwest; to establish in said institution
departments or colleges for the instruction of the students in every
branch of liberal and professional education; to educate and pre-
pare suitable teachers for the common schools of the country; to
teach and inculcate the Christian faith and Christian morality as
taught in the sacred scriptures, discarding as uninspired and
without authority all writings, formulas, creeds, and articles of
faith subsequent thereto; and for the promotion of the sciences
and arts. ' ' The management of the institution has never lost sight
of these purposes, and is moving toward their accomplishment as
rapidly as conditions permit.
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The breadth and liberality of the charter provide an ample legal
basis for the development of a great modern university in the years
ahead. Free from hampering legal restraints, the future of the
institution will depend upon the amplitude of its financial support
and the wisdom of its management.
At this time Butler University consists of two constituent col-
leges, Butler College and the College of Religion. Butler College
is the older and larger of the two. It is primarily a college of
liberal arts. However, it not only furnishes a general college
course, but provides for considerable specialization. The depart-
rflents of Economics and Business Administration, Education,
Journalism, and Home Economies are embryonic schools still
organized administratively under the Dean of Butler College. The
College of Religion has developed out of a former department of
the older college and holds to its task of training ministers and
other religious workers. It has its own Dean and Faculty. As is
the case with Butler College, it is under the control of the Board
of Directors and the President of Butler University. The Teachers
College of Indianapolis, the Metropolitan School of Music, and the
Art School of John Herron Art Institute are affiliated with the
University in the training of teachers and supervisors, and the
Indiana Law School and the College of Missions are associated
For twenty years the university has sustained a steady growth
in numbers and curriculum. The enrollment for the current
semester is 1,560; 1,094 of these students come from Indianapolis
and its environs and 398 from other communities in Indiana, 65
from other states, and 3 from foreign countries. They represent
23 different religious bodies. They are as cosmopolitan as the com-
munities from which they come. In addition to these, 410 attended
the summer session and more than 500 city school teachers are now
carrying part time evening courses with us while teaching.
A faculty of 70 members, trained in 54 of the colleges and uni-
versities in this country and abroad, offers instruction in twenty-
five departments. These departments cover the lines of training
found in the other standard colleges and universities in the Middle
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West. The institution endeavors not only to observe the require-
ments of sound educational tradition but also to keep a forward
look and discerningly to accept every real advance in the field of
higher education. In method and content the courses are
"standard." The work given in the various departments is in-
tended to prepare the student for the graduate or professional
school or for business and in a few departments one year of grad-
uate work is offered, usually leading to a Master's Degree.
But not all education is received through formal instruction.
Much comes through experience and student activities. Aside
from the twenty fraternities on the campus and the Christian
associations and literary, debating, oratorical and dramatic organ-
izations, there are eighteen clubs and societies through which stu-
dents and faculty members carry on special interests centering in
their own special fields. These organizations promote and encour-
age more or less independent study and investigation on the part
of their members, in this way familiarizing them with the methods
and materials of research in the fields of their special interests.
Some of the upper-class students have, through these clubs, made
really worth while contributions to the work of their departments
and many have gained a grasp of their subjects which insured a
greater success in the later graduate or professional career. It is
through these clubs that these Friday evening programs are made
The rapid and steady growth of Indianapolis and the constantly
rising general level of economic well-being of its people resulting
in an increasing host of high school graduates demanding admis-
sion to college each year, has forced upon Butler University the
necessity of making provisions for a larger student body than it
can at present accommodate. Plans have therefore been made
looking to the immediate future and preparing the way for the
generations to come. The first step in the new program was the
raising of $1,000,000.00 additional endowment to aid in carry-
ing on the expanding educational program. That having been
accomplished, a new plant in which to carry on this work became
the next necessity. For the new grounds and buildings more than
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$1,400,000.00 has been secured. The 240-acre Fairview Park has
already become the new campus and three large buildings are now
in process of construction there. When completed these buildings
will give more than double the space the institution now has at
its disposal. To this beginning must soon be added a College of
Religion building, a gymnasium and athletic field equipment. At
no distant day the main administration building, a library and an
ample assembly hall must be provided. And along with the physi-
cal plan the endowment must keep pace with the growth of the
student body. The fact is becoming increasingly apparent to those
responsible for the management of the institution that the
$2,500,000.00 raised thus far on the enlargement program will have
to be more than duplicated in the near future if Butler University
is to measure up to its responsibility in caring for the higher
educational needs of this city and this state. Having demonstrated
her worth through seventy-one years of service and by the char-
acter of the product which she has given to two generations, there
can be no doubt that funds will be forthcoming to enable her to
meet her constantly enlarging obligations. With sufficient funds
lier future will be assured and her services to an enlarged con-
stituency, multiplied. From an honorable past and hopeful pres-
ent she looks cheerfully to the future.
ADVANTAGES OF A SMALL COLLEGE*
By H. W. Wiley
I have had a good deal of experience with small and large uni-
versities. My first training was in Hanover College, a Presby-
terian institution, now approaching its one hundredth year, and
the first church college established in Indiana.
The beginning of this institution was in the year 1827. At Han-
over I not only knew every member of the faculty but also prac-
tically every boy in the college. I feel that by this intimate
association with my teachers I received a training which it is
impossible to get in a great university. Among those who trained
me at Hanover was Doctor John W. Scott, a Presbyterian minister,
who taught the sciences, chemistry and physics of the physical
sciences, and botany and zoology of the biological sciences. Doctor
Scott was a wonderful teacher. He was the father-in-law of Pres-
ident Benjamin Harrison, I had a training in the classics in this
small college which I would not have been able to get in a big
college or university. And the same is true of my training in
I shall always remember with delight my associations with my
professors, as well as my fellow students at Hanover in those
troublesome days of our history, the days of the Civil "War. In
fact, nearly the whole student body enlisted early in 1864 in the
United States Army, I among them as a private, in Company I,
of the 137th Volunteer Infantry of Indiana.
In contrast to this, I may say that I went to Harvard Univer-
sity, at that time the largest institution in the United States. There
I had also the good fortune to make the intimate acquaintance of
some of my professors, but others whose lectures I attended I never
met socially or otherwise. In my career at Harvard I never met
the president of the university. Doctor Charles W. Eliot. He was
*As Hanover College celebrates its Centennial in June, 1927, it may not be
inappropriate to call attention of readers of The Quarterly to the article
which appeared in the issue of January, 1914.
Advantages of a Small College 239
then a young man and in the third year of his presidency. I sub-
sequently had the great good fortune to be well acquainted with
Doctor Eliot, but not as a student at the institution.
Another great man whose lectures I attended, and whom I did
not know personally, was Professor Agassiz. Of the students I
knew only those with whom I worked in the laboratories, otherwise,
Harvard was an unknown sea to me.
After I graduated at Harvard, I attended the great University
of Berlin, which was even a larger university than Harvard.
There, the only professor that I knew personally was the professor
of chemistry, Doctor Hoffmann. I took lectures, however, from a
number of other eminent men, among them Professor Helmholtz
whom I never met personally. I was again on an uncharted and un-
In contrasting the advantages which I had in these two great
universities with those that I enjoyed at Hanover, I have always
felt that it was my original training at Hanover which was the
foundation of all that I ever learned. Perhaps for technical edu-
cation it is well to go to a great university, but for the foundations
of a liberal education, in my opinion, the small colleges give the
THE RYKS GALLERY
By Frieda P. Haseltine, '16
To understand the art of the great Dutch masters one must see
the country in which they lived and painted, for their one inspira-
tion has been nature, either within the house or in the out-of-doors ;
their art has been the glorification of the homely and the exaltation
of the commonplace.
It was Sunday afternoon when we came into Holland from Ger-
many and it had been raining. The gloomy landscape and dark-
cast sky immediately suggested Van Ruisdael to us and the
windmills crooning their song of peace and contentment brought
before us his "Mill" picture. Sleek black and white cattle grazing
in the meadows reminded us of Cuyp, and the water-front with its
boats, cloud effects and distant church spire, of Van Goyen.
Through the canals to the picturesque Zuyderzee villages where
we found the Hollanders as we had always pictured them with
their wooden shoes, quaint caps, the multi-colored dresses of the
women and the wide trousers of the men, we were invited to enter
a Volendam home.
The sunlight warming the immaculate room where an old woman
was seated by the window suggested DeHoogh whose pictures are
characterized by shafts of radiant light.
The largest art gallery in Holland is the Ryks gallery in Amster-
dam with its three thousand pictures. Immediately upon entering
we were directed to Rembrandt's large canvas, "The Night
Watch," his most famous picture. It occupies a room with a
painting by Van der Heist, the latter having been painted on order
of the persons whose portraits appear in the Rembrandt picture.
Because Rembrandt gave some figures more prominent positions
on the canvas than others, their jealousy was aroused. The Van
der Heist figures appear in a practically straight line, each of
equal importance, which satisfied his customers.
Sir Joshua Reynolds is said to have given the title, "The Night
Watch. ' ' The painting is peculiar and no one seems to understand
The Ryks Gallery 241
it. It is remarkable for its lights and shades and its rich costume
"The Syndics" by Rembrandt is more understandable, present-
ing a meeting of merchants. So life-like are the figures one feels
an expression of wonderment on their faces at a stranger coming
into the same room to interrupt their meeting,
Vermeer of Delft left but few paintings. He was lost sight of
for several years and only about twenty-five of his pictures have
been found. Invariably they have a blue and yellow color note.
"The Cook" is one of his best.
One is always aware in Gerald Dou's paintings of the artist's
close attention to detail. He was a pupil of Rembrandt and be-
cause his work showed his painstaking care he was liked and
prospered. "The Dutch Cook," "The Store-room," "The Den-
tist," "The Herring Seller" and "The Poultry Shop" show his
Franz Halz was Holland's first great portrait painter and he
was at his best in "The Jester" and "The Jolly Toper." No one
could depict so well tavern scenes; he painted what he saw and
left nothing out.
Low life in tavern and town — usually hilarious — was painted by
Steen. His subjects were the simple people whom he knew best
and "The Doctor's Visit" is one of the most striking.
Although some of Paul Potter's paintings are in the Ryks gal-
lery, his best known work, ' ' The Bull, " is in the Mauritz House at
the Hague which we saw a few days later.
To many Americans making their first trip abroad it comes as
something of a surprise and disappointment that every Hollander
does not go down the street with wooden shoes cluttering along
the cobblestones; that every Dutch woman is not wearing a full
pleated skirt, bodice and flaring white cap; that every house is
not built on stilts and that tulips are not blooming in every yard
and field in mid-summer.
It is the small towns of Marken, Volendam and other Zeeland
villages that delight the tourist and provide inspiration for the
artist. The cities are cosmopolitan and only occasionally does one
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see a villager in picturesque costume on the streets. The shops
allure with their fascinating stocks and one can scarcely resist the
flower stands with their roses and dahlias, lovelier than one ever
saw and so surprisingly cheap.
Impressions gained on my recent visit to Holland have prompted
me to tell you briefly of this lesser country in the world of Art.
Holland must be seen to be understood, then you will know why
my decision is that any artist may find a haven there.
By Marie George, '24.
He thinks I'm dainty — flowerlike —
Ah, he must never know
How accurately I cast a fly,
And climb a tree that towers high;
That I can scale yon garden wall
Is none of his affair at all.
Dolls and dishes — small girls' joys —
Were not for me; I played with boys!
No, I must never let him guess
That I know aught but soft caress —
He thinks I'm dainty — flowerlike.
— Courtesy of The Ladies' Home Journal,
BUTLER ALUMNAL QUARTERLY
ISSUED JANUAEY, APEIL, JULY, OCTOBER
Published by the Alumni Association of Butler College, Indianapolis.
Subscription price, two dollars per year.
Entered as second-class matter, March 26, 1912, at the post office at Indi-
anapolis, Indiana, under the Act of March 3, 1879.
Officers of the Alumni Association — President, John F. Mitchell, Jr., '06;
First Vice-President, Shelley D. Watts, '00; Second Vice-President, Mrs.
Mary Louise Eagsdale, '17; Treasurer and Business Manager, George A.
Schumacher, '25; appointees, Howard C. Caldwell, '15 and George A.
Secretary and Editor of the Butler Alumnal Quarterly — Katharine M.
A CHALLENGE TO ALUMNI
The editorial, "Is The Quarterly Worth While,"
which appeared in the October issue of The Butler
Alumnal Quarterly is one which should challenge
every son and daughter of Butler University. The
Quarterly has come to be recognized as one of the most
valuable assets of Butler. Why it has been so slightly
supported, is hard to imagine.
That something should be done is apparent ! Grad-
uates and old students should get on the subscription
list without delay. Present subscribers ought to urge
their friends to support The Quarterly. The admin-
istration of Butler should lend aid in some substantial
In order to convince the readers of this letter (for a
request accompanied this letter that it be published in
the January Quarterly) that this be not considered idle
talk or insignificant sentiment, the writer wishes to con-
tribute twenty-five dollars to the treasurer of the Alumni
Association of Butler University for The Quarterly.
No donations ever seem to be made to The Quarterly
and how it has continued as a publication these years
with so little support seems very much of a mystery.
It is urgent that the present efficient editor and busi-
ness manager, both of whom are rendering a most un-
selfish and apparently unthankful service to their Alma
Mater, be encouraged and supported in their important
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work. As a challenge to Butler alumni, the writer will
give an additional twenty -five dollars to The Quarterly,
if in the April issue, four additional gifts of twenty-five
dollars or more are reported.
What would a great University on the new campus at
Fairview be without The Quarterly! Now is the time
for our alumni to show whether or not they have any of
the true blue of our sacred blue and white of our insti-
tution. Are there not four alumni or ex-students of
Butler loyal enough to accept this challenge?
A NEW IDEA IN ALUMNI AFFAIRS
Alumni organizations in American colleges have been assuming
a new role in recent years, the significance of which seems not
fully appreciated. Following the developments through the last
five years one is astonished at the rising tide of idealism manifested
in the highly organized bodies known as alumni associations and
the efficiency resulting therefrom.
The Alumni Association for Accomplishment, is the present-
day slogan! To this end, Yale, Columbia and the University
of California have taken purposeful lead. These institutions
and many others have conceived the idea of organizing into
an Alumni Fund Association, thus allowing all contribu-
tions to their University to go in through a pledge card system.
Such system is business-like and convenient for the alumnus, allow-
ing him to state his desired contribution, relieving him of different
and numerous appeals from the alumni office, and at the same time
permitting him to withdraw at the close of any year.
This method we wish to see launched into Butler Alumni man-
agement. The alumni of our University are asked for very little
financial expression of loyalty to their Alma Mater — no college of
the country asks of its sons and daughters for less — their annual
alumni dues of two dollars and a voluntary contribution for the
maintenance of the Alumni Scholarship Fund; the former
A New Idea in Alumni Affairs 245
for the support of The Quarterly, the latter for the bestowing of a
scholarship upon one or more worthy and appreciative students.
The financing of The Butler Alumnal Quarterly is the per-
petual concern of those who have the management in charge. A
system of advertisements should meet largely the expense of the
publication, but right here lies the difficulty — our small mailing
list. We are not a missionary body appealing to business men for
a gift of their notices, but an independent, self-respecting ex-
pression of our Alma Mater — a voice speaking of interests at home
to children afar; a quarterly letter from the campus. Were it
possible to arrive at the minimum of one thousand paid subscribers,
The Quarterly would henceforth be self-supporting. Is it too
much to ask each alumnus to lend his assistance in boosting the
number of paid readers of the magazine ?
The New Idea of the past year lies in the Intercollegiate
Alumni Hotel Scheme.
Eighty college and university alumni associations of America
have cooperated in some forty outstanding centers of America. At
these hotels will be found everything planned for the convenience
and comfort of the college man. Here the alumnus of each of these
colleges will find on file his own alumni magazine and a list of his
own college alumni living in the immediate locality served by the
hotel. He will find the alumni atmosphere carried throughout.
This service will be unusually pleasing, and undoubtedly local
alumni spirit will be greatly forwarded by this movement.
In California, where the plan has been in operation for three
years, it has been found to be eminently successful. The inter-
collegiate alumni hotel idea came into being from a very definite
need. The growth of travel by automobile combined with the
gigantic growth in numbers of university and college men has
brought to light the necessity for some place to which the visiting
alumnus may go when in a strange city to find the names and
addresses of his fellow alumni living in the community. It was
formerly the policy of the University of California Alumni Associ-
ation, for instance, to have the president or secretary of the local
alumni club keep on file these names and addresses. Often, how-
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ever, when the list was most desired the local president or sec-
retary could not be found, so by keeping an accurate list on file at
a prominent hotel this list became available at all hours of the
day and night, and consequently it has resulted that a new means
has been found whereby alumni spirit can be engendered and en-
couraged in centers distant from the immediate influence of the
In no way does the establishment of an alumni hotel headquar-
ters in the local centers interfere with the local university club.
The university club is exclusive in its membership; the Intercol-
legiate Alumni Hotel is non-exclusive. It forms headquarters for
the transient, the man who is in and out of town, and for the man
who is in town for only a few hours.
Full and complete data will be given concerning this nation-
wide movement in a four-page announcement that will appear in
each of the participating alumni magazines this month.
In this four-page advertisement lies a financial advantage. The
Alumni Secretary is desirous of announcing that the Claypool or
some standard hotel of Indianapolis has been added to the list of the
eighty Intercollegiate Alumni Hotels, that thereby the two-
fold reward may be attained : drawing our alumni closer and
receiving the enlarged revenue of the advertisement. But this latter
consideration may not be until the paid subscription list has
arrived at the minimum mark of one thousand.
FROM THE CITY OFFICE
As the new year opens the City Office is able to report that the
basements for the first three buildings to be erected at Fairview
Park are finished ; the foundations are in for two and work on the
third is nearing completion. The first unit includes the Arthur
Jordan Memorial Hall, a science building and a general recitation
building. These will cost a total of $1,100,000, all of which is in
hand. Provision is being made to house 2,000 students.
The annual report of John W. Atherton, financial secretary of
Butler, shows that the assets of the University have been increased
From the City Office 247
during the last five years from $780,000 to $3,750,000. Collections
during the year have amounted to $720,000. Interest on various
funds have provided more than enough money to carry on the
promotional work and every cent of the original gifts, to endow-
ment or building funds, will be used for the purposes specified
by the donors. The interest in excess of overhead costs during the
last year has amounted to more than $20,000.
Butler -^as represented at the annual international convention
of the Disciples of Christ at Memphis. At the banquet given in
connection with the convention, Doctor Frederick D. Kershner,
dean of the Butler College of Religion, acted as toastmaster. Mr.
Atherton was the chief speaker and displayed drawings made by
the architects who are planning the new Butler buildings. Mr.
Atherton paid a tribute to "William G. Irwin, of Columbus, one of
the largest donors to the Butler funds and chairman of the general
campaign committee. Mr. Irwin was present and the audience
stood to cheer him during Mr. Atherton 's remarks. Dean Kersh-
ner was a member of several of the more important committees
that functioned during the convention.
Representatives of Butler at the Memphis meeting were impressed
by the manner in which delegates from all over the country recog-
nized Butler as the outstanding school of the church in America.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark H. Brown, ex- '06, and Mrs. Mary 'Haver
Ousley, '19, of Memphis, gave dinners in honor of the Butler rep-
resentatives at the convention.
In the death of Walter E. Smith, of Indianapolis, Butler lost one
of its strongest supporters. It was largely through his efforts that
the Butler band was organized and provided with uniforms. Mr.
Smith had given financial assistance to Butler students for many
During the quarter the reorganized board of directors has been
functioning. R. A. Long, of Kansas City, widely known as one
of the most influential members of the church, promises to be a
most valuable addition to the board. He attended the convention
at Memphis, as did Mr. Irwin, Mr. Atherton and C. L. Goodwin,
of Greensburg, Pa., aU members of the board.
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COLLEGE OF RELIGION NEWS NOTES
A gift of $5,000 to the College of Religion made by W. L. Powell
of Lebanon, Indiana, has been announced.
* * * *
The College of Religion was represented at the Memphis Con-
vention by three members of the faculty and twelve students. The
faculty representatives were Professor Hoover, Professor Bruce
Kershner, and Professor F. D. Kershner. The student represen-
tatives were Messrs. E. G. Aubrey, Thomas J. Bennett, O. T, Ander-
son, Kenneth Parsons, Frank Hopper, Frank Messersmith, A. T.
DeGroot, Carlos C. Boaz, Alfred E. Poe, Herschel Reed, Allan
Knapp, and Cyrus Herod. Mr, DeGroot represented Butler at the
Youth Convention, speaking on "The Indigneous Church," and
also spoke before the International Convention at its Saturday
evening session. Mr. Frank Hopper led the singing for the Youth
Convention throughout. Dean Kerschner acted as a member of
the Committee on Recommendations, and was appointed on the
Committee of Fifteen to arrange for the observance of Pentecost
* * * #
Mr. H. H. Halley completed his "Scripture Readings" the third
week in November. He made a profound impression upon the
student body and friends of the institution during the six weeks
he was here. He is one of the most popular lecturers who have
appeared on our platforms. The last week in October Mr. John R.
Golden, of Decatur, 111., gave four addresses on "The Work of the
Disciples in the Orient," "Christian Union in the Orient," "The
Indigenous Church, ' ' and ' ' The Call of the Orient. ' ' The speaker
was exceedingly frank in his statements, and was listened to with
much attention by the audiences which heard him. On November
23 and 24 Guy P, Leavitt, editor of "The Lookout," gave two
informing and inspiring addresses on "The Church Paper" and
"The Psychology of Advertising," He was followed the week
after Thanksgiving by Harry Munro, of the Religious Education
Department of the Christian Board of Publication, who gave four
College of Religion 249
excellent addresses upon the educational problems of the church.
Professor Talbert F. Revis, of the Department of Romance Lan-
guages of Butler College, spoke during the week of November 2-5
on the general subject of problems of Latin America. He dis-
cussed these problems in a thoroughly interesting and penetrating
• * * «
Beginning on Wednesday, December 8, Dr. W. A. Shullenberger,
of the Central Christian Church of Indianapolis, instituted his
series of lectures on the problems of the city church. This series
will be given on Wednesdays of each week throughout the re-
mainder of the school year. Beginning on Thursday, December 9,
Dr. Thomas W. Grafton, of the Third Christian Church, Indi-
anapolis, began a similar series on the practical problems of
the ministry which will continue each Thursday throughout the
present semester and the greater part of the semester which fol-
AROUND THE CAMPUS
Dr. Robert J. Aley represented Butler University at the inau-
guration on December 3 of the new president of Wabash College,
Dr. Louis Bertram Hopkins.
Professor Ray C. Friesner, head of the Department of Botany,
was reelected secretary of the Indiana Academy of Science at the
annual meeting held in December at the Ball Teachers' College,
In mentioning in our last issue the names of new members of the
faculty that of Mr. Scott was inadvertently omitted. Mr. R. H.
Scott from the University of Chicago is instructor in the Depart-
ment of Economics.
A. B. Carlisle, associate professor in the Department of Educa-
tion, received his doctor of philosophy degree from the University
of Wisconsin during his vacation. His thesis for his degree was
"Compulsory Attendance Laws and Their Development in the
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United States." Before coming to Butler last September he was an
assistant in the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Carlisle did his
undergraduate work at Emporia (Kans.) State Teachers College.
A series of Butler Radio Talks under auspices of the Chemistry-
Club has just been broadcast from the WFBM station on suc-
cessive Friday evenings. The first by Dean Putnam has been given
elsewhere in this issue. Others following were by Professor Jor-
dan, Dr. Jensen, Dr. Shadinger, Miss Schulmeyer, and Mr. Stanley
The portrait of Miss Catharine Merrill, which for three years
has graced the College walls, creating an atmosphere in Room 11,
was in the loan exhibit during the month of December at the John
Herron Art Institute of the work of Theodore C. Steele. In no
form of his portraiture did the artist surpass this lovely picture of
Miss Merrill in drawing or in color or in spiritual expression. It
is gratifying to hear student appreciation of
"The countenance in which did meet
Sweet records, promises as sweet."
One of the older fraternities has decided to do all in its power
to improve the scholarship of its men. It proposes to require its
freshmen to make an average of "C" or better before being
eligible for initiation. If at any time a pledge falls below an
average of " C " he is deprived of his pin until he comes up to the
required grade. The organization proposes to bring all the pressure
possible upon its members mediocre in their work. If the present
experiment is successful, other organizations will probably follow.
This movement is heartily in accord with the faculty.
There has appeared in the chapel a beautiful new Knabe Grand
piano, for which the Women's League has been working since Sep-
While credit for originating and agitating plans for a new
chapel piano belongs to the Woman's League and its committee in
charge of the enterprise, nevertheless, the accomplishment could
never have been attained in so short a time, had it not been for the
enthusiasm and generosity of friends of the College.
Around the Campus 251
President Aley immediately encouraged the enterprise ; the class
of 1926 contributed to the fund ; Mr. John Atherton became at once
an ardent advocate of putting the plans through; Dr. Alexander
Jameson took up the good work and arranged for the most liberal
terms and prompt delivery; Mr. Arthur Jordan, a liberal bene-
factor of the College and a member of the board of directors, be-
came interested and generously offered to pay one-half the cost of
the instrument. This made it possible to get the piano at once.
Mr. Jordan has given much to Butler. His earliest gift was $25,000,
and his later gift of $350,000 made it possible to start building at
Fairview; but this kindly help in a student enterprise makes the
name and interest and personality of our friend more real to us
than his bigger gifts.
A new organization has appeared on the campus in the form of
the University Club. One might feel the College to be surfeited
with clubs and sororities of one kind and another; yet there has
long been a real need of the gathering of young women
not affiliated with the Greek letter societies, and a strong
influential activity awaits it. The fact that it has an open member-
ship, a definitely outlined social character and a name, "The
University Club," gives evidence of the high ideal of college life
for which it stands. Miss Irene Bowers, '28, has been elected
president, under whose leadership sixty animated enthusiastic
charter members ought to accomplish genuine things. The
Quarterly greets with enthusiasm the launching of this new enter-
prise and wishes it well in all its ways. The Women 's Faculty Club
entertained on December 1 the new club at dinner in the College
The Directory and Handbook of the students for 1926-1927,
published annually by the Y. W. C. A. and the Student Budget,
was distributed before the Christmas recess. The Directory is one
of the most complete j^et published.
The contents contain a greeting from Dr. Aley, general infor-
mation for students concerning the administration of the univer-
sity, the alphabetical list of students and a brief report of every
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organization and activity on the campus. Space is provided for
the insertion of names of second semester students.
The Directory was edited by Irene Bowers and Louise Frisbie,
The dean of women has appointed a faculty representative as
friend or "ally" of each sorority. The appointments are as fol-
Alpha Delta Pi Mrs, Wesenberg
Alpha Delta Theta Miss Wilhite
Delta Delta Delta Mrs. Bruner
Delta Gamma Mrs. Ratti
Delta Zeta .' . .Mrs. Beeler
Kappa Alpha Theta Miss Cotton
Kappa Kappa Gamma Mrs. Shadinger
Kappa Phi Mrs. Putnam
Pi Beta Phi Mrs. Richardson
Zeta Tau Alpha Miss Weaver
Alpha Chi Omega Miss Graydon
Mrs. Thor. G. Wesenberg of the English Department has been
appointed for the current year general chairman of the Indi-
anapolis branch of the American Association of University Women.
The scholarship of Mrs. Wesenberg, through her writings and
talks, has been recognized. Last January she wrote an article in
correspondence of the New Republic protesting the emphasis of a
review of Gumming 's poetry. Among her other works are: ''Soli-
taire, ' ' a poem which appeared in Voices, a New York publication ;
' ' Amy Lowell 's Keats, ' ' a sonnet published in the American Poetry
Magazine, "In Praise of Wakefulness," a sonnet published in the
American Poetry Magazine; and with Professor Thor. G. Wesen-
berg she wrote ' ' Times That Have Been, ' * translation from Spanish
of Rosalia de Castro, published in the Gypsy, and "Anti-Crusade,
A Twelfth Century Idyl, "' translation from the Provencal of Mar-
cabrum, published in the Stratford Magazine.
Included in the addresses recently delivered by Mrs. Wesenberg
have been "Amy Lowell's Life of Keats," "Some Spanish
Women," and "Emily Dickinson."
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During the past summer Professor and Mrs. Wesenberg were
abroad. Besides visiting the places of interest in connection with
the older Spanish literature, the Wesenbergs visited Galicia, the
province of Rosalia de Castro, the nineteenth century woman poet
of Spain, in whose works Professor and Mrs. Wesenberg are espe-
Last year, the Pan-Hellenic Association under auspices of the
Women's League, arranged a Melting Pot Bazaar, the proceeds of
which were to go toward the building fund for the new Woman's
Building at Fairview. The idea was so successful that it was tried
again this year with even greater remuneration. It is now the
plan to make the event a traditionary one at Butler.
This year the Bazaar was held at the Spink Arms Hotel on
December 11. Each woman's organization was given a booth in
the arrangement of which it had a central idea and color. The
articles were donated, or money was collected and the articles were
made by certain girls. The kitchen booth, arranged by Alpha Chi
Omega, won the first prize. It was a large loving cup in the shape
of a melting pot. Pi Beta Phi, in charge of the candy booth, won
second place, and Kappa Alpha Theta, in charge of the boudoir
booth, was awarded third place. The judges were the presidents
of the Mothers' Clubs of the men's fraternities.
A dance was held Saturday evening in the Palm Room of the
Spink Arms Hotel. The proceeds of the dance and the bazaar
amounted to about $550.
Professor Friesner, Mr. Palmer and Mr. Cain, of the Botany
Department, and Professor Bruner, Dr. Pearson and Mr. Weber,
of the Zoology Department, attended a meeting of the Indi-
ana Academy of Science at Ball Teachers' College, Muncie, Indiana,
December 2, 3, and 4. Professor Friesner is Secretary of the
Mr. Cain read a paper entitled "Air Photography and Ecologi-
cal Mapping," in which he showed the value of the aeroplane as
an aid to botanical study in regions not otherwise easily accessible.
"The Cytology of Gynandromorphic Katydids" was the subject of
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an important paper by Dr. Pearson, who has solved the riddle of
the gynandromorph by means of the microscope. The paper will
be read before the American Society of Zoologists which meets at
Philadelphia during the latter part of December.
For the benefit of the uninitiated it may be said that a gynan-
dromorph is an abnormal animal which is male on one side of the
body and female on the other.
Blue Key, a national honorary upperclassmen 's fraternity, made
its appearance on November 9, succeeding the Skulls Club founded
in 1920 by H. 0. Page. The ideals of this national organization
are for promoting on the campus a closer school spirit between the
students and supporting any activity which will reflect to the good
of the institution. Blue Key selects its member^ from outstanding
The national organization was founded five years ago by B. C.
Riley at the University of Florida and since that year has estab-
lished twenty-three chapters throughout the country. Butler has
the second chapter in the state, Wabash having the first. Blue Key
is commonly known as "The College Man's Rotary Club."
Since its appearance. Blue Key has conducted the annual grid-
iron banquet in honor of the football team. It supervised the
freshman-sophomore game and scrap, and also conducted the
annual Butler-Wabash dance. Other activities for the year are
on the fraternity's program.
Ralph Hitch, instrumental in establishing the chapter here, has
been elected president. President Aley, fifteen alumni mem-
bers of the Skulls Club and twenty-five active members were pres-
ent at the installation, which took place at the Sigma Chi House.
A banquet followed at the Phi Delta Theta House. The ritualism
of the program was conducted by members of the Wabash Chapter
of Blue Key.
HORIZONS OF IMMORTALITY
THE CHRISTIAN BELIEF IN IMMORTALITY IN THE
LIGHT OF MODERN THOUGHT. By Frederick D. Kershner.
210 pp. St. Louis: The Bethany Press. $1.50.
From the pen of Professor Frederick D. Kershner, Dean of
Religion, Butler University, comes a book bearing the title,
"Horizons of Immortality." The author brings to his task not
only scholarship and critical insight, but also a human interest that
will commend the book to the average reader.
No question has ever so interested and so puzzled the human
race as the question of immortality. Religion, philosophy and
science have spent their forces trying to unlock the mysteries of
the hereafter. Doctor Kershner lays before the reader, in concise
form, the attempts that have been made in these fields to solve the
problems involved. In this he displays a range of information that
leaves nothing to be desired. It seems no authority is left un-
touched, from the most ancient to the most recent writers. Poets,
prophets and philosophers share his attention and their contri-
butions are analyzed and compared with remarkable clearness.
The greater part of the book is given to the historical presen-
tation of the subject. In this the author reaches the following
conclusions : 1. The pre-Christian views once adhering to the
early Christian concept of immortality must be cast aside and
much of the Medieval eschatology is disappearing. 2. The Pla-
tonic doctrine of the inherent immortality of the soul appears to
be removed from the realm of probability. 3. The present attitude
of philosophy is not unfavorable to the doctrine of personal immor-
tality. 4. The testimony of science has neither strengthened nor
diminished the argument for at least some form of personal sur-
vival. 5. Efforts to revive Oriental philosophy, under western
conditions have largely failed. 6. The evidence for spiritualism
justifies the verdict of "not proven." 7. The belief in immor-
tality growing out of faith in Jesus Christ, finds nothing in present
day thought to discredit it.
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In the part in which Doctor Kershner offers his own conclu-
sions, he asserts that the scientific demonstration of immortality
would be the greatest discovery in the history of the human race;
as it is, the question remains in the realm of faith. Here the
eternal hope centers around the following considerations:
1. Both science and philosophy bear witness to the reality and
value of personality. This view has also been strengthened by the
new science known as the psychology of religion. "If personality
is valuable and there is any meaning in the universe, personality
must be preserved."
2. Belief in God and immortality go hand in hand. "If there
is a moral universe there must be a God and if there is a God
there must be a hereafter for the human spirit." This God is a
personal God and not a subjective creation. Such a divine per-
sonality is nowhere so fully expressed as in the God of the New
Testament. Faith in the revelation of God in Jesus Christ was
and is the day-spring of the coming morn, for eternal life is the
promise of the gospel.
3. The poet is essentially a seer. The poets, with rare excep-
tions, bear witness to the belief in immortality. Theirs is the
authority of inspiration. The truth they offer is first-hand ma-
terial, while that offered by the logicians is second-hand. "It is
the difference between genius and talent." The poet speaks as one
having authority and not as the Scribes who are the critics and the
dry-as-dust authorities of every kind.
4. The saints are believers in immortality. The author believes
that the time will come when personal immortality will be scien-
tifically demonstrated. Then no longer will aspersions be cast on
the faithful souls who keep the fires of hope burning. "The great
value of religion consists in the fact that it enables us to appro-
priate realities which science can not reach. These realities are of
supreme importance for the daily ordering of our lives. The con-
viction of life beyond the grave belongs to this group."
5. "The gospel conquered the world because it delivered men
from the fear of death and the power of the grave." The resur-
rection of Christ is the cornerstone of the gospel. The proofs of
the resurrection were not speculative but scientific and practical.
The first gospel preachers were witnesses of the fact. The corol-
lary of the resurrection of Christ, was the guarantee of the resur-
rection of His saints. This gospel of the resurrection was and is
the hope of the world.
It must be remembered that for thousands of years the wisest
men on earth have tried to solve the mysteries of the hereafter.
Happy is the man who can add one single thought to the solution.
This the author has more than done. If some of the arguments for
the conclusions he reaches seem unconvincing, there will yet re-
main ample rewards for those who read this book. It is another
worthy attempt to anticipate the dawn "Until the day break and
the shadows flee away." — B. F. DAILEY, '87.
THE GOD OF THE LIBERAL CHRISTIAN. A study of
Social Theology and the New Theism as conflicting schools of pro-
gressive Religious Thought. By Daniel S. Robinson. 233 pp. New
York: D. Appleton & Co. $2.
Of the above volume the New York Times says :
"Being by training and occupation a professor of philosophy,
Mr. Robinson, who is at present a member of the Faculty of Miami
"University, has written a book about present-day religious beliefs,
discussions and tendencies that is as keen and searching in its
analysis and as little tinged with sentiment as an argument con-
cerning the fourth dimension. His viewpoint is that of the Chris-
tian believer, although his belief might vary widely from that of
some other Christians more concerned with dogmas than with life.
"The Christian consciousness [he says in his preface] is more
real than any or all of the theological systems and interpretations
which it fabricates. . . . The history of Christian doctrine proves
that, just as the snake in growing a new skin sloughs off the old, so
the Christian consciousness picks its way forward through every
narrowing and imprisoning theological construction, breaking its
adhesive power and sloughing it off into desuetude.
"As he faces his subject Professor Robinson sees first the vary-
ing types of contemporary theology and investigates the relation
between them and science, and then passes on to the controversy
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between the Modernists and the Fundamentalists. He goes rather
deeply into this matter, suggesting a psychological explanation that
seems to apply also to an even wider expanse of ideas and sources
of controversy. He shows that there is a cleavage on the liberal
side of this argument and makes a discriminating analysis of the
points of difference between the meliorists, whose social phi-
losophy aims at the betterment of mankind here on earth, and the
believers in the new theism, who while adopting the evolutionary
social philosophy of the meliorists interpret it in a way to avoid
its atheistic implications, who do not surrender their belief "that
man's spiritual life is but a fragment of the spiritual life of the
universe." Other subjects with which Professor Robinson deals
are the problem of evil, the attempts that have been made to solve
it and the view of it taken by liberal religious thought, the doctrine
of God and its modern interpretation, and the doctrine of a future
life, its significance to Christianity and its root in inner experi-
The book offers a comprehensive, philosophical survey of what
is perhaps the most deeply rooted and the most widely debated
controversy of modern life. The treatment is sympathetic but
logical, and the volume ought to bring illumination of these ques-
tions and tendencies to many who are perplexed by them."
The Outlook of November 3 comments thus upon Dr. Randall's
CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS UNDER LINCOLN. By
James G. Randall. D. Appleton & Co., New York. $4.
It is a singular thing that the public has had to wait sixty years
for an adequate treatment of the Constitutional issues involved in
the conduct of the Civil War. This learned, judicial, and carefuUy
executed performance answers every demand that can reasonably
be made upon it. The matter of war powers. Presidential and Con-
gressional, the defining and punishing of treason and sedition, the
exercise of the draft, the relations of the Government and the
States — all these and every other issue having to do with the
fundamental law are treated. The book is no treatise on tech-
nicalities; it is a narration, lively and colorful, of what happened
under these various categories, with a constant reference to their
legalistic aspect and to the disputes that raged over each Govern-
mental act. The Constitution was widely stretched under the
pressure of a life-and-death struggle for the maintenance of the
Union. There were those who would have stretched it further, and
others — not a few of them sympathizers with the Confederacy —
who would have stretched it not at all. Though Lincoln assumed
powers greater than those assumed by any other President, and
thereby came to be denounced as an "unlimited despot," a judicial
review of his rulership shows that he never abused his powers,
"except," as Colonel Ingersoll once said, "on the side of mercy."
What the author finds as perhaps the two most significant facts of
the Lincoln Administration is the wide extent of the war powers
and "the manner in which the men in authority were controlled
by the American people's sense of constitutional government."
The latter two authors are Butler men, Mr. Robinson grad-
uating with the class of 1910, and Mr. Randall with that of 1903.
Mr. Robinson is Professor of Philosophy in Miami University, Ohio ;
Mr. Randall is in the Department of History of the University of
Illinois. Both are sons held in high esteem by their Alma Mater.
ANOTHER PRIZE-WINNING ESSAY
Miss Elizabeth Dawson has received one of the first high school
prizes oifered by the American Chemical Society for an essay
upon the subject of "The Relation of Chemistry to the Enrich-
ment of Life." This paper won for her a four-year scholarship
to any school in the country she may wish to attend, in addition to
$500 a year for four years.
Miss Dawson is a member of the freshman class, having entered
from the Indianapolis Technical High School. It will be recalled
that one of the college prizes of $1,000 was received last year by
Miss Janet Rioch of the senior class.
With six letter men and a host of promising sophomore material
available, prospects for a winning basketball team were exceed-
ingly bright to Coach Paul D. Hinkle when he took charge of the
net snipers following the close of the grid season. In the first
encounter of the year, the Bulldogs turned back the Central Nor-
mal five of Danville, conquerors of Franklin, by a 28 to 24 score.
The showing of the Bulldogs in this game clearly convinced the
most pessimistic Blue and White fan that a good year was in store
for Captain Wakefield and his colleagues.
Captain Wakefield, all-state center last year, should be the main-
spring of the Bulldog offensive. Wakefield may work at forward
this year with Holz, a letter man of last season, jumping at center.
Clarence Christopher, a letter man of two years ago, returned to
school this fall and will be a fixture in the Bulldog net machine.
Archie Chadd is the same little Archie of a year ago, and will
surely have the floor guard assignment for the year. Chadd is
fast as a streak, a fine dribbler and a good shot. Summers is
another star of last year's team and will see considerable service
at the back guard position. "Dog" is a guard of no mean ability.
Jackman is the remaining letterman of the club. He is a pinch
hitter of the highest quality. He is the long shot artist of the
team, and pulled several games out of the fire last year by his
long range bombardment.
Some of of the celebrities from Coach Hinkle 's freshman team
of last year are White of Mooreland, Chandler of Technical, Bugg
of Bainbridge, Fromuth of Ft. Wayne and Stahl of Broad Ripple.
With such promising sophomores out for the team, competition for
a steady berth is promised all season. Floyd, a varsity candidate
from last year, is making a strong bid for the back guard position.
White is another Chadd in speed, stature and basketball ability.
He is due for a big year. Chandler is a fine forward and should
give some of the other varsity candidates a real battle for a berth
this year. Big Bill Bugg of Bainbridge is a stonewall on the
defense. He has uncanny ability in getting the ball from the
bank board and smothering opposing forwards under the basket.
Red Fromuth is a good floor guard. He guards well and is a fine
shot from the field. Red will be in the line-up a great deal this
season. Stahl is a clever forward and one that bears watching.
The following schedule in addition to the Central Normal and
Chicago games have been scheduled by Coach Hinkle :
January 7 — Evansville at Indianapolis.
January 10 — Marquette at Indianapolis.
January 14 — Michigan State at Indianapolis.
January 19 — DePauw at Greencastle.
January 29 — Iowa at Iowa City.
January 31 — Michigan State at Lansing.
February 1 — Kalamazoo at Kalamazoo.
February 2 — Illinois at Urbana.
February 4 — Franklin at Indianapolis.
February 5 — Evansville at Evansville.
February 10 — "Wabash at Indianapolis.
February 17 — DePauw at Indianapolis.
February 19 — Marquette at Milwaukee.
February 24 — Franklin at Franklin.
March 1 — Wabash at CrawfordsviUe.
MEETING OF THE ALUMNI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
At the last meeting of the Executive Committee of the Alumni
Association decision was made to hold a monthly luncheon meeting.
These meetings will be open to all men, women and former
students of Butler College to discuss matters relative to the
association and to promote pleasant fellowship. It is hoped that
large numbers of the alumni will be present. COME OUT ! You
have to eat somewhere, why not once a month be a student again
and enjoy your old mates and teachers.
At the meeting the Commencement program so far as it relates
to the alumni was discussed, and a report will be made later. As
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next Commencement may be the last held on the old campus, it is
urged that as many alumni as possible plan now to be present and
make it such a reunion as the Old School has never seen.
The committee holds the great desirability of establishing re-
gional alumni clubs, and bespeaks the interest of the alumni in this
enterprise. A gathering of old Butler students at least once a year
in some central place as New York, Washington, Kokomo, Green-
field, Columbus, Vincennes, Muncie, and others could easily be
made delightful and beneficial. If other colleges in the country
can promote such happy reunions, WHY NOT BUTLER? Chi-
cago has taken the lead in this enterprise, and it is hoped before
this academic year has closed many other regions will have fol-
lowed in her train.
THE BUTLER COLLEGE MONOGRAM ASSOCIATION
On Saturday noon preceding the Butler-Wabash football clash
(this year November 6) occurred the annual reunion and luncheon
of the Butler College Monogram Association. This organization
had its origin during the coachship of Cullen Thomas and ad-
mitted to its membership all letter men of the College. During the
World War nearly all of its members were in service, so the meet-
ings were discontinued until 1920 when the boys had come back.
The purpose of this organization is to keep alive old friendships
and traditions, and to talk over again the never-forgotten battles
of years ago, as well as to assist in any way possible the present
teams and coaching staff.
This year the meeting was held in the Lincoln Hotel and was
well attended. "Cully" Thomas was present and again told the
boys he hoped always to be present on these occasions. To him the
boys presented as an expression of affectionate appreciation a gold
football. Short talks were made, and with "nine rahs for the
team," the members adjourned for Irwin Field.
Among those present were : Cullen Thomas, Albert Tucker,
Ralph Bruner, Emmett Staggs, Earl T. Bonham, Louis Kirkhoff,
Leslie Fleck, Ashton Wood, M. J. Woods, Lewis Woods, Charles
Karabell, Morty Frankfort, Joseph Mullane, Harry B. Perkins,
Jake Seyfried, Clarence Burkhardt, Ralph Agnew, Henry Brown-
ing, Harold Dailey, Ralph Tapscott, Bruce Baker, Ralph Batton,
John W. Hutchings, Xerxes Silver, Ralph Strickland, Glenn Cruse.
The alumni office is without knowledge of the address of the
following graduates. Definite information will be gratefully re-
ceived by the alumni secretary. William V. Nelson, '12; Modeste
P. Capiel, '15 ; Remberto A. Hermandez, '15 ; Clarence Blackford,
'18 ; Wyatt C. Strickler, '21 ; John Orus Malott, '21 ; Chalmers L.
McGaughey, '21 ; Mrs. Libbie Abson Steadman, '21 ; Roy S. Julian,
'23 ; Ralph Howard Beabout, '23 ; H. Harold Walter, '23 ; William
A. Thomas, '24 ; Helen Elizabeth Palenius, '25 ; Elizabeth Waters,
'07 : Howard H. Burkher, '24.
Saturday, February the fifth
Postmaster-General New, Butler Man, Speaker
of the Day
Make plans now to be present in the morning at the
College. In the evening at the Claypool Hotel.
Allen H. Lloyd, '12, and Mrs. Lloyd, '13, have taken up resi-
dence in Seattle, Washington.
John A. Young, '25, is teaching English in the New Mexico
Military Institute at Roswell.
Miss Irene Seuel, '25, returned from the Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity for the Christmas holidays.
The Butler Alumni Literary Club held its holiday meeting
at the home of Mrs. Ruth Cunningham Kirkhoff, '15.
Dean Evelyn M. Butler spent the Christmas holidays in St.
Augustine, Florida, the guest of her aunt, Mrs. David 0. Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Allin K. IngaUs (Lorene W. Whitham, '26) have
returned to their home in Chicago from a four months' tour in
Rev. T. W. Grafton, '80, has resigned from a fifteen years' pas-
torate of the Third Christian Church, Indianapolis, to take effect
March 1, 1927.
Jabez Hall Wood, '26, came to his home in Irvington for the
holidays from Harvard, where he is working in the School of
On the evening of December 14 Hilton U. Brown, '80, addressed
in the College the International Relations Club and their friends
upon the topic, "Russia and Her Neighbors."
John F. Mitchell, '06, president of the Alumni Association, and
Mrs. Mitchell entertained at dinner at their home in Greenfield on
November 29 the alumni executive committee.
Mrs. John S. Wright (Letta Newcomb, '92) was hostess on De-
cember 4 to the Friendship Circle. These occasional gatherings of
friends who centered about Miss Noble are happy events to all the
Lewis Levy, ex- '26, has received the honor scholarship from the
School of Commerce and Administration of the University of
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Chicago. The award was one of six offered for excellent work in
the field of business administration.
Garrison Winders, ex- '18, formerly state supervisor for the Mis-
souri State Life and who traveled over the state in the interest of
his company while in that capacity, has been located in Indianapo-
lis permanently, where he will do special work for the company's
Miss Lola Carver, former student, represented Butler Univer-
sity at the inauguration of Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall, as president
of the University of Oregon. The event celebrated, also, the
fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the university, for which
a full rich program was carried out. Miss Carver is living in
Miss Maurine Watkins, '19, is author of the play, "Chicago,"
scheduled to make its appearance soon on Broadway. Miss Watkins
formerly held a position on the staff of the Chicago Tribune, and
while serving as a reporter she covered one angle of the Loeb-
Leopold trial. While in Chicago she met Leo Ditrichstein and
wrote a play for him which was never produced. She went to New
York two years ago and while there she wrote the play ' ' Chicago, ' '
Much of the material used in writing the play was taken from
observations of the Loeb-Leopold trial.
There is quite a Butler colony in the Ball Teachers' College,
Muncie. Mary C, Pavey, '12, is associate professor of English, in
which department is also Laura Benedict, '05. Helen Jackson, '19,
is professor of French. The husband of Katherine Gawne Edwards,
'13, is assistant professor of mathematics, while Barcus Tichenor,
'10, is head librarian. Miss Tichenor last spring laid the corner-
stone of the beautiful new library, which is now nearing com-
pletion and will probably be dedicated in January.
At the November meeting of the Art League of Crawfordsville,
held in the home of Mrs. A. L. Loop, Fred G. Domroese, '06, reg-
istrar and professor of German at Wabash College, sketched the
life and work of the Swedish artist, Anders Zorn, The speaker's
introduction was a personal appreciation of the artist in which
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he told how the artist had affected his own artistic development.
This was followed by a sketch of the artist's boyhood, his appren-
ticeship with its struggles, his successes, his visits to England,
France, Mediterranean lands, and America, and his frequent re-
turns to his home in the region of Lake Syljan, Sweden. Professor
Domroese told of the genius of the artist as displayed in his water
colors, oils and etchings, and illustrated the artist's work with
reproductions. He called attention to the water effects, waves and
reflections and the handling of light. Professor Domroese said that
in order to keep a record of his oil paintings the artist would re-
produce them in the form of etchings. He closed his talk with a
number of anecdotes about Zorn when he was in Chicago at the
time of the World's Fair.
A recent letter from David Rioch, '98, in India, has been re-
ceived : "It was in 1892 that I first entered Butler and I bless
that day, for I received there more than I can ever tell. The
most of the instruction has been forgotten, but the influence of
Demarchus Brown, Scot Butler, Professor Thrasher and the
others has always been with me, and these influences have come
on down to our children,
Mrs. Rioch and I have just gone through the hottest Hot Season
and most trying we have ever endured. It is now the Rainy
Season and India is in her glory with her wondrous variety of
greens. This is the time to really see India but for no other
reason. It is the time of every creeping, crawling, and flying
creature from whom it is next to impossible to escape. Some of
these gliding creatures give one anything but a pleasurable sen-
"The other evening just after dark it being warm three of us
were sitting just where the light from the lamp fell when right
between us the glistening back of a huge cobra was seen gliding
within six inches of our feet. In a minute its gliding, glistening
days were past. Then next evening at our back door another was
found just entering the house. It was dealt with in as speedy
manner as possible. Then the second day after a commotion was
heard in our yard, a flock of small birds flying low over something
and chattering away as if they desired the world should know
a cobra was gliding through the grass. He disappeared down a
hole but our boys with pick and hoe were soon after him. Sud-
denly a pick sank into a hole and out shot Mr. Cobra, but my
shot-gun cut him in three pieces before he knew what had happened.
So in the Rainy Season with snakes and scorpions it is well to be
reasonably watchful and careful. However, not quite so much so
as you poor folks in America have to be before you step off the
"I fear when we come back to Irvington again it will seem very
lonesome without Butler and her students making things lively.
However, it will be wonderful to see her growth in that beautiful
Glendening-Malott — On October 26 were married in Indi-
anapolis Dr. John Lincoln Glendening, ex- '15, and Miss Macy Anna
Malott. Dr. and Mrs. Glendening are at home in Indianapolis.
Insley-Wishard — On January 1 were married in Irvington Mr.
Francis H. Insley and Miss Lois E. Wishard, '25. Mr. and Mrs.
Insley are at home in Irvington.
Mannon-Moorhead — On November 11 were married in Indi-
anapolis Mr. Warren K. Mannon and Miss Virginia Moorhead, '22.
Mr. and Mrs. Mannon are at home in Indianapolis.
Mercer-Stevens — On November 16 were married in Indianapo-
lis Mr. Harold Leslie Mercer and Miss Helen Louise Stevens, '26.
Mr. and Mrs. Mercer are at home in Indianapolis.
Wirick-Pleece — On October 28 were married in Tampa, Flor-
ida, Mr. Charles J. Wirick and Miss Pauline Fleece, ex- '24. Mr.
and Mrs. Wirick are at home in Tampa.
Wood-Brewer — On November 22 were married in Indianapolis
Mr. Lewis Wood, ex- '22 and Miss Nellie Brewer, ex- '24. Mr. and
Mrs. Wood are at home in Indianapolis.
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Campbell — To Mr. and Mrs. Leland Campbell (Mary Southwick,
ex- '17) on November 19, in Benton, Arkansas, twins — Francis and
DuNKEL — To Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dunkel (Georgia Osborn,
'25) in Rochester, New York, on November 13, a daughter.
Hanson — To Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Carlton Hanson (Esther
Murphy, '18) on November 8, a son — Samuel Carlton, Jr.
Meyer — To Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Meyer (Gwyneth Harry, '14)
on November 23, in Chicago, a son — John Edward.
Mackey — Rebecca Daugherty, '25, wife of Maurice C. Mackey,
died in Indianapolis on October 29 and was buried from her
mother's home on November 1 in Crown Hill cemetery.
Rebecca Daugherty, daughter of Major W. W. Daugherty, '61,
and sister of Miss Maria M. Daugherty, '22, was married to Maurice
Mackey on June 22, 1926. The radiant bride of that summer after-
noon, accompanied by her sister and given away by her military
brother, will not be forgotten by those who looked upon the scene.
Of the three Butler College couples united in marriage in one week
last June, severance by death has occurred in each instance. The
Quarterly sends tender sympathy to Mr. Mackey and to Mrs.
Daugherty and her family.
Rebecca was a refined gentle girl, appreciative of fine things in
literature and life, of high ideals and hopes. Her sudden going
strikes her friends dumb with the sorrow of it.
Morris — Since going to press, The Quarterly has received the
sad news of the death of Mrs. John L. Morris, (Grace May Reeves,
'95) at her home in Columbus, Indiana.
Muse — The sad news of the death of Mrs. Frank D. Muse has
recently reached the College.
Anna A. Farr was born near Paragon, Indiana, June 29, 1867.
Her parents were Dr. U. H. Farr and Sarah Blankenship. Miss
Farr was married to F. D. Muse, '90, Butler University, at what
is now Bellingham, September 22, 1892. Miss Farr was a teacher
at that time in the New Whatcom public schools. She had taught
altogether about five years. She received her education at the
Martinsville, Indiana, High School, the Indiana State Normal
School and the Smith Business College, Lexington, Kentucky.
Mrs. Muse was the granddaughter of Perry M. Blankenship, a
Civil War chaplain of the Seventieth Indiana and pioneer
preacher of southern and central Indiana. She was baptized at
Martinsville, Indiana, by W. B. F. Treat and became a member of
that church September, 1886. She had taught in the Bible School
for forty years and while at Lewiston, Idaho, was superintendent
for two years, during which time the school attained its largest
growth up to that time. Mrs. Muse was very active in all lines of
church work, was very fond of young people and a leader in all
activities in which they were interested. She especially cham-
pioned the cause of young men and delighted in giving them
"feeds" of all kinds. Her last service of this kind was the Greek
banquet at Spokane University. Mrs. Muse was an able assistant
of her husband and on occasions had filled the pulpit. Her papers
on Bible themes were well written and always received with
Mrs. Muse was also a member of the W. C. T. U. She cham-
pioned the cause of temperance and also became a crusader against
the cigarette. She had inherited her zeal for these reforms from
her mother and had been more or less active in the work since 1884.
She was very desirous of having both her children graduates of
Spokane University and for this purpose the family moved to the
campus in June, 1919, and built the home adjacent in the same
year. Mrs. Muse was happy in disposition and in her home life,
especially here, the home being largely planned by her and suited
to her needs. In 1920 she nursed her husband through a long siege
of sleeping sickness and by her heroic work largely was responsible
for saving his life. Her father being a physician and her mother
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a practical nurse, she also became skilled in this work and nursed
the family through serious sieges of sickness.
The cause of death was a surgical operation, from which she
failed to rally. She died seemingly without knowing she was in
danger of death, yet prepared to die at the Master's call, and yet
knowing the danger into which she was going, she had made prep-
aration for the end, making particular arrangements for the
funeral services. She died in the faith of a Christian and had
been an earnest contender for the Church of Christ and the simple
New Testament gospel.
She leaves her husband, F. D. Muse, a daughter, Mabel E, Crom-
well, wife of Professor A. B. Cromwell, superintendent of schools
at Craigmont, Idaho, both graduates of Spokane University, and a
son, Howard M. Muse, and his wife. Birdie Titus Muse, also grad-
uates of Spokane University and graduate students at the Uni-
versity of Idaho; her aged father. Dr. U. H. Farr, 80 years old,
of Paragon, Indiana ; a sister, Mrs, Monta Burkhart, and a brother,
Daniel B. Farr, all of Paragon, Indiana. These and other
relatives, scattered widely over the United States, together with a
host of friends on every field where the labors of a ministry of
more than thirty-six years has called the family, mourn her loss,
but they have an abiding faith in the Christ, who is the resurrection
and the life.
Smith — Walter Edgar Smith, ex- '91, died suddenly at the age of
fifty years at his home in Indianapolis on December 10, and was
buried on the 13th in Crown Hill cemetery.
"Walter Smith was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, being one
of the ten children of George M. Smith whose farm Was on the
Brookville pike, and closely allied with the early life of Irvington
and of Butler College. He is survived by five sisters and four
brothers, three of whom graduated from the College, the others
attending. Mr. Smith has been loyal to the School, giving gener-
ously to its various activities and attending regularly its exercises.
He will be sincerely missed.